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Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hits Assam; tremors felt in Meghalaya, West Bengal as well

The National Center for Seismology said the earthquake hit Sonitpur, Assam at 7.51 am.

April 28, 2021 / 11:29 AM IST
Assam Earthquake (Image: Twitter/@himantabiswa)

Assam Earthquake (Image: Twitter/@himantabiswa)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit Sonitpur, Assam on April 28, ANI reported.

The National Center for Seismology said the earthquake hit Sonitpur at 7.51 am, at a depth of 17 km from the surface.

The epicentre of the earthquake was 43 km west of Assam's Tezpur, the National Center for Seismology said.

Tremors were also felt in Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal, PTI reported.

No casualties have been reported so far. India's National Disaster Management Agency was assessing reports of destruction and casualties after the earthquake, Reuters reported.

"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 shared two pictures of the early damage from the earthquake in Guwahati.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he has spoken to Sonowal about the earthquake.

"Spoke to Assam CM Shri Sarbananda Sonowal Ji regarding the earthquake in parts of the state. Assured all possible help from the Centre. I pray for the well-being of the people of Assam," PM Modi tweeted.

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first published: Apr 28, 2021 08:24 am