After 6.4 magnitude jolt, six more earthquakes hit Assam

Earthquakes of magnitude 2.6, 2.9, 4.6, 2.7, and 2.3 on the Richter Scale had hit Sonitpur at 12.24 am, 1.10 am, 1.20 am, 1.41 am and 1.52 am respectively.

Sonitpur district in Assam was struck by six tremors on Thursday, a day after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the state.


An earthquake of magnitude 2.7 on the Richter scale struck Sonitpur in the early hours of Thursday morning, said the National Center for Seismology, adding that this was the sixth jolt to have occurred in the district on Thursday after 12.00 am.


According to the NCS, the quake occurred at 2.38 am and its epicentre was 38 kilometres West-Northwest of Tezpur at a depth of 11 kilometres.


Earlier today, earthquakes of magnitude 2.6, 2.9, 4.6, 2.7, and 2.3 on the Richter Scale had hit Sonitpur at 12.24 am, 1.10 am, 1.20 am, 1.41 am and 1.52 am respectively.


Prior to that on Wednesday, around 10 earthquakes had hit Sonitpur throughout the day. The most severe among them was an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale that struck on Wednesday morning.


The impact was felt in several Northeastern states, parts of West Bengal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

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