An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Assam this morning, the National Center for Seismology stated. Strong tremors had been felt in components of the northeast in addition to north Bengal. While are there no experiences of anybody being injured, photographs have emerged of damaged partitions and home windows, and partitions growing cracks.
Strong tremors had been repeatedly felt in a number of components of the northeast and neighbouring Bhutan, forcing individuals to expire of their houses, based on a Reuters witness.
The epicentre of the earthquake was 43 km west of Assam’s Tezpur, the National Center for Seismology stated. The earthquake struck at 7:51 am at a depth of 17 km from the floor.
“Big earthquake hits Assam. I pray for the well being of all and urge everyone to stay alert. Taking updates from all districts,” Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who tweeted minutes after the earthquake, additionally shared photographs of damaged partitions inside a constructing and of a damaged boundary wall, exhibiting the influence of the quake.
Few early footage of injury in Guwahati. pic.twitter.com/lTIGwBKIPV
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 28, 2021
The earthquake in Assam comes weeks after an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck near Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.
The National Disaster Management Agency was assessing experiences of destruction and casualties, if any, after the quake, stated an official on the company who requested to stay unidentified, Reuters reported.
(With inputs from Reuters)
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