(*60*)NEW DELHI: An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hit Assam with its epicentre finding at about 80 km of northeast of Guwahati on Wednesday morning, stated the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) whereas noting that the state had final felt a distinguished occasion like this over 60 years in the past with magnitude of 6.0. The state had witnessed the strongest earthquake (M 8.6) on document on August 15, 1950.
“The historical and instrumentally recorded earthquake data reveals that the region is affected by moderate to large earthquakes and the most prominent events among those are the 29th July, 1960 Assam earthquake of M 6.0,” stated the NCS in its report back to the ministry of earth sciences (MoES).
The close by area, past Assam, had, nonetheless, felt two extra high depth earthquakes within the current previous with one (M 7.1) being recorded in Manipur on January 3, 2016 and one other (M 6.4) in Bhutan in September, 2009.
The epicentre of the earthquake on Wednesday was positioned at about 80 km north-east of Guwahati; 132 km north of Shillong and 180 km west of Jorhat. It struck Assam at 7.51 am at a depth of 17 km from the floor.