6.4 magnitude quake hits Assam

at 11:10 am
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New Delhi (NVI) A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Assam and some other parts of Northeast this morning, the National Centre for Seismology said.

There were no reports of any injuries but many buildings developed cracks while some structures like walls and brick kiln chimneys were damaged, as per reports.

The earthquake originated in Tezpur in Sonitpur district of Assam, according to National Centre for Seismology. The tremors were also felt in North Bengal and other parts of the Northeast.

The first quake was recorded at 7:51 am and it was centered 43 km west of Tezpur in Assam. There were two aftershocks- one at 7.58 am and another at 8.01 am. They measured 4.3 and 4.4 on the Richter Scale respectively.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and assured all possible help by the Centre.

“Spoke to Assam CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal 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.