Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 felt in Assam, Bengal

Successive earthquakes in the mountainous northeastern states, especially in Assam, Mizoram and Manipur, are keeping the authorities worried.
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Earthquake (Representative Picture)

Guwahati, Aug 24 : An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred in the afternoon on Monday 23 August 2021 at 1:13 pm local time near Assam’s Kokrajhar and adjoining West Bengal, as reported by India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS).

The quake occurred at a depth of 10 km from the surface.

Disaster management officials in Guwahati said that so far there have been no reports of any injury or damage to the property and other assets.

Successive earthquakes in the mountainous northeastern states, especially in Assam, Mizoram and Manipur, are keeping the authorities worried.

A 6.4 magnitude quake had shaken Assam and parts of northeast region on April 28 causing damages to buildings, roads and other assets. Seismologists consider the northeastern region as the sixth most earthquake-prone belt in the world.

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