3.9 magnitude earthquake hits Assam | Guwahati City News

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An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter scale hit Assam at 8.33 am on Saturday, said the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

According to NCS, the earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter Scale originated in 41 kilometres west-northwest of Tezpur in central Assam’s Sonitpur district.

The depth of the quake was 16 km.

“The earthquake of magnitude 3.9, Occurred on 15-05-2021, 08:33:55 IST, Lat: 26.74 & Long: 92.39, Depth: 16 Km , Location:Tezpur, Assam,” the NCS said in a tweet.

Assam has been recording numerous tremors recently. Last month, around 10 earthquakes hit Sonitpur in a day.

One of the most severe earthquakes that struck Sonitpur on April 28 in the state was of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale.

The quake was felt in the entire northeastern region besides parts of West Bengal and the adjoining countries of Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Several buildings in Guwahati and other parts of the state were damaged due to the earthquake.

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