Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Two earthquakes rock Assam on Tuesday

Narada Desk | August 23, 2016 12:09 pm Print
A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck Karbi Anglong district in Assam at 5:30 am on Tuesday. Later at 7.41 am, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of north-east India, Myanmar and Bangladesh
Myanmar Earthquake

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of north-east India, Myanmar and Bangladesh on Tuesday morning. Reports suggest that earthquake tremors were felt in Manipur, Guwahati and Karbi Anglong district in Assam.

Another 3.1 magnitude earthquake had struck Karbi Anglong district in Assam at 5:30 am on Tuesday.

According to media reports, the earthquake hit India-Myanmar border region as well. The tremors were felt in north eastern part of the country.

The US Geological Survey  said the epicentre of the quake was determined 57 km from Khampat, Myanmar (Burma), which hit the region at 7.41 am.

Till now, there are no reports of any major damage or any causalities.

On Monday, an earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale hit Delhi and its surrounding areas around 3 pm.

The earthquake was measured at a depth of 16 km with the epicentre recorded at Chhajiawas in Haryana, about 100 km from the capital.

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