Massive earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hits Sonitpur in Assam; aftershocks - tremors felt in Northeast, North Bengal

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Published: April 28,2021 09:21 AM
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An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hit Assam on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology said.

April 28, 2020: An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hit Assam on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology said.



The epicenter of the quake was Sonitpur and the quake occurred at 7.51 am at a depth of 17 kilometres, it said.



Strong tremors were felt in parts of the northeast as well as north Bengal. While are there no reports of anyone being injured, photos/videos have emerged of broken walls or walls developing cracks.



"Just experienced a massive earthquake in Assam. Waiting for details," Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted. The minister also shared photos of broken walls inside a building and of a broken boundary wall, showing the impact of the earthquake



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