Guwahati: A massive earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on Wednesday morning struck Assam, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The tremors were felt across Northeast and parts of north side of West Bengal. The EMSC said that the quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles). Also Read - After 6.4 Magnitude Jolt, Six Earthquakes Hit Assam's Sonitpur; Tremors Felt Across Northeast
11: 30 AM: The high-intensity earthquake on Wednesday caused damage to houses and buildings with cracks on roads at several places in Assam. However, no injury or casualty has been reported so far. Also Read - West Bengal Sees Record 16,403 Fresh COVID Cases, 73 Deaths 2 Days Before Last Phase of Polling
10: 41 AM: A road in Sonitpur that was the epicentre of the earthquake has developed a crack following the impact of the earthquake.
10: 40 AM: There were two aftershocks following the first major earthquake, one at 7.58 am and another at 8.01 am. The two aftershocks measured 4.3 and 4.4 on the Richter Scale.
As per reports, the earthquake originated in Assam and tremors were felt across Assam, North Bengal and other parts of the Northeast.
In the meantime, PM Modi said he has spoken to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal regarding the earthquake and to take stock of the situation. “Spoke to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal 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,” PM Modi said.
Also, Home Minister Amit Shah said he has spoken to Sarbananda Sonowal to assess the condition in different parts of the state. “Have spoken to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal to assess the condition in different parts of the state after an earthquake. The Central government stands firmly with our sisters and brothers of Assam. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being,” Shah said.