Northeast India struck by Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake

Northeast India struck by Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake

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According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 140 km North of Assam’s main city, Guwahati, in India on Wednesday.

The quake struck at a depth of 34km, with the epicentre occurring 9km  Nor-West of the town Dhekiajuli.

Strong tremors were felt in several Northeastern parts of India.

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The quake forced many hundreds of people to leave their homes as damaged walls crumbles and floors were reported as cracked in some buildings.

No immediate reports of casualties were recorded in the early stages.

USGS says aftershocks will happen hours, days, or weeks after the main quake, which can cause building damage and falling debris.

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