Earthquake Measuring 4.7 Magnitude Strikes In Assam

An earthquake measuring 4.7 magnitudes on the Richter scale hit Assam on Wednesday. No property damage or ‘loss of life’ was recorded from the areas.

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February 19, 2021

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On Wednesday, an earthquake measuring 4.7 magnitudes on the Richter scale struck the Sonitpur district in Assam. The earthquake occurred at 17:54 pm, 17 km west-northwest of the Tezpur area. Reportedly, strong tremors of the same were felt in the state capital Guwahati. The reports by the National Center for Seismology reveal that the earthquake occurred at Latitude 26.71 and Longitude 92.63.

The effects were also felt in neighboring Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan, and China, the report adds. As reported, the epicenter of the quake was 17 kilometers West-Northwest of Tezpur. And the depth of the earthquake was nearly 10 kilometers.

Sharing the news, National Center For Seismology wrote on Twitter, “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.7, Occurred on 17-02-2021, 17:54:46 IST, Lat: 26.71 & Long: 92.63, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 17km WNW of Tezpur, Assam, India.”

The reports also add that no loss of property or loss of life was recorded in the quake-hit regions which gave a major sigh of relief for the citizens as well as the administration of Assam. The tragic blow in Assam came five days after a high-intensity earthquake hit Tajikstan on Friday night. The tremors of this quake were also felt in NCR-Delhi and in several other states of India.

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