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India: 6.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Assam

India: 6.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Assam

New Delhi, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 degree on Richter's open scale jolted Assam and other parts of northeastern India on Wednesday morning, causing big damage, according to local authorities, while detailed reports on victims are still awaited.
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According to the National Center for Seismology, the tremors were felt throughout the region, including neighboring Meghalaya and northern West Bengal, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 43 kilometers west of Tezpur, in Assam. There were two aftershocks following the first major earthquake, one at 7.58 am and another at 8.01 am. The two aftershocks measured 4.3 and 4.4 degrees on Richter’s scale.

Most of the region felt the impact of the earthquake, as people ran from their homes and other places in panic. Many buildings cracked in various places.


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