Several houses and buildings were damaged in Assam as the state suffered strong tremors of magnitude 6.4 on Wednesday morning. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Sonitpur district and was followed by two aftershocks of 4 and 3.1 magnitude respectively.
The quake occurred at 7.51 am at a depth of 17 kilometres, according to the National Centre for Seismology.
“Big earthquake hits Assam. I pray for the well-being of all and urge everyone to stay alert. Taking updates from all districts,” tweeted Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that the epicentre was in Dhekiajuli town in Sonitpur.
News Source: The Indian EXPRESS