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Minor Earthquake Shakes Assam

  • By PTI

  • Sep 07, 2012
  • GUWAHATI, India

    An earthquake of 'slight' intensity measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale shook Assam and other North East states at midnight, according to the Regional Meteorological Center in Guwahati.

    No casualty or damage to property has been reported so far. The tremor occurred around 11:57 pm with its epicenter in latitude 25.7 degree north and longitude 91.1 degree east at a depth of 10 km in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, according to the Met office.

    As per reports received in Guwahati on Friday, the quake jolted Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. A quake measuring 3.1 with epicenter in Morigaon district of Assam, a major earthquake-prone belt in the world, was recorded earlier this week.

     

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