5.5 magnitude earthquake rocks Assam; mild earthquakes in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir

September 12, 2018 1:29 PM |

Assam EarthquakeOn Wednesday, an earthquake of moderate intensity rocked Kokrajhar district of Assam. The earthquake measured 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale and hit the region at around 10:20 am. So far, no casualty has been reported so far.

The epicenter was in Sapatgram, located in Dhubri district of Assam at a depth of 13 kilometers, which is almost 250 km from Guwahati. Tremors of earthquake were also felt in Cooch Behar, Alipirduar and Darjeeling in neighbouring state of West Bengal and over few parts of Bihar.

Meanwhile, two separate incidents of mild earthquakes were also reported from Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir during the wee hours of Wednesday.

The first earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale had jolted Jammu and Kashmir at 5:15 am. In quick succession another earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on the Richter scale hit Jhajjar district of Haryana at 5:43 am.

Northeast India which consists of seven states also known as the seven sisters including Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura happens to be one of the most earthquake prone areas of the world. In fact, it lies on the sixth position.

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