A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scalehas shaken Assam and other parts of Northeast today morning. Six aftershocks were taken place the hours after the first quake shook up the region. The tremors were felt even in North Bengal and other parts of the Northeast.
According to the National Centre of Seismology the earthquake originated in Sonitpur, Tezpur of Assam and the first earthquake was recorded at 7:51 am and according to the seismology centre, it was centred 43 km west of Tezpur in Assam. The six after shock taken at time of 7.58 am and another at 8.01 am. They were magnitude 3.2 to 4.7 were recorded over the next 2 hours 30 minutes in the neighbourhood of Sonitpur in Assam.
Several buildings and walls in the area suffered damages. It is reported that Part of Bhairabkunda hill in Udalguri district in Assam broke away after the earthquake. Several videos have also surfaced in the internet which shows how the walls and building get cracked during the tremors.
PM Narendra Modi spoke to Assam CM Sonowal over the earthquake and take twitter to inform: "Spoke to Assam CM Shri @sarbanandsonwalJi 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."