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Earthquake reported in Punjab, Assam

November 7, 2013 5:49 PM |

 An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was felt in Punjab at around 8:20 pm yesterday, the 6th of November. Some parts of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh also witnessed these tremors that prompted panic-stricken people to rush out of their homes.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Hoshiyarpur district of Punjab. The earthquake had a depth of 10 km and lasted for 15 seconds. No loss of life or property from any parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh has been reported yet.Moderate tremors in Assam

The other earthquake took place in Assam at around 9:45 am yesterday. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 5.5 on the Richter scale, the epicenter was at Karbi Anglong of the state.

According to official sources, the tremors caused cracks in a middle school building in Golaghat district of Assam which led to a stampede-like situation. At least half a dozen students got injured while rushing out of the premises. Some old residential structures and buildings in the market have been reported to have developed cracks in the nearby Jorhat town.

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