Earthquake of Magnitude 6.4 Hits Assam

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Assam this morning, the National Center for Seismology 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 have emerged of broken walls and windows as well as walls developing cracks.

Three aftershocks were reported in the region.

The epicentre of the earthquake was 43 km west of Assam’s Tezpur, the National Center for Seismology said. The earthquake struck at 7:51 am at a depth of 17 km from the surface.

“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, also shared photos of broken walls inside a building and of a broken boundary wall, showing the impact of the quake.

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