A day after the highly effective earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Assam, the northeastern state was hit by a second one – a reasonable earthquake of 4.6 – this morning. The tremor was felt throughout the state at round 1:20 am. No harm has been reported by the second earthquake up to now.
Since yesterday, Assam has recorded at the very least 18 aftershocks, in response to officers. A majority of them have been reported in Sonitpur, the district which was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday morning.
According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), Sonitpur is seismically very lively falling within the highest Seismic Hazard zone V related to collisional tectonics the place Indian plate subducts beneath the Eurasian Plate.
“The historical and instrumentally recorded earthquake data (NCS catalogue) reveals that the region is affected by moderate to large earthquakes and the most prominent events among those are the July 29, 1960, Assam earthquake of magnitude 6.0,” stated NCS in a press release.
Ten folks had been injured following the earthquake on Wednesday morning; two reportedly died of coronary heart assault.
Strong tremors had been repeatedly felt in a number of elements of the northeast and neighbouring Bhutan, forcing folks to expire of their houses, in response to a Reuters witness.
The epicentre of the earthquake was close to Dhekiajuli city, 140 km (86 miles) north of Guwahati. The earthquake struck at 7:51 am at a depth of 17 km from the floor.
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