An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck India’s northeastern state of Assam on Wednesday, damaging some buildings, residents stated. State authorities stated they had been checking for any casualties.
The USA Geological Survey stated the quake hit at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) with its epicentre close to Dhekiajuli city, 140 km (86 miles) north of Assam’s foremost metropolis, Guwahati.
Earlier the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) put the quake magnitude at 6.2.
“Huge earthquake hits Assam. I pray for the well-being of all and urge everybody to remain alert. Taking updates from all districts,” Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal stated.
Residents stated there have been cracks on the wall in some homes and on flooring. Individuals stood outdoors on the road, anxious about contemporary tremors. “By no means seen such large vibrations in my life,” stated Jyotishman Deka, a 20-year-old engineering pupil.
Robust tremors had been repeatedly felt in a number of north japanese components of India and neighbouring Bhutan, forcing a whole lot of individuals to expire of their houses, in response to a Reuters witness.
India’s Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Company was assessing reviews of destruction and casualties after the quake, stated an official on the company who requested to stay unidentified.
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