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Seven back-to-back earthquakes jolt Assam; Tremors felt in Nagaland

Seven back- to-back earthquakes jolt Assam; Tremors felt in Nagaland

Kohima, April 28 (NEx): Seven back- to-back earthquakes jolt Assam within 3 hours on Wednesday morning reported National Centre for Seismology. The effect was felt in almost the entire Northeastern region including Nagaland.

The first of the shocks of 6.4 magnitude with its epicentre at 43 km west of Tezpur, the district headquarters of Sonitpur district in Assam, was felt at 07:51 am, NCS updated.

It was followed in quick succession by lesser intensity tremors of 4.7 magnitude at 08:03 am with its epicentre at 38km west-north-west of Tezpur in Assam. Another one with a magnitude of 4 at 08:13 am with its epicentre at 38 km West of Tezpur in Assam.

Two 3.6 magnitude jolts were reported at 8:25 am and 8:44 am with its epicentre at 36km and 33km west-north-west of Tezpur in Assam respectively, NCS said.

This was followed by another 3.2 magnitude of earthquake at 10:05 am at 39 km south-west of Tezpur in Assam, and 3.4 magnitude at 10:39 am at 33 km West of Tezpur in Assam, NCS informed.

PM Narendra Modi spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the earthquake. In a tweet, PM Modi said, “Spoke to Assam CM Shri Sarbanand Sonwal regarding the earthquake in parts of the state. Assured all possible help from the Centre. I pray for the well-being of the people of Assam.”

No loss of lives reported due to this incident, but many damages has