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Modest earthquake felt in eastern India

A modest earthquake measuring around 7 magnitudes in Richter scale was experienced in eastern India on Wednesday (13 April 2016) evening. The tremor was experienced at 7.26 pm and it continued for two minutes.

“Epicenter of the earthquake was in Myanmar-India border at Latitude 230 N & Longitude 94.90 E at the depth of 134 km below the surface of Earth,” said a statement issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

As the epicenter was at Indo-Myanmar border area, more damaging reports may come from eastern Assam, feel experts. Meanwhile, cracks appeared in many buildings of Guwahati because of the tremor. Unconfirmed report said that one person died in north Guwahati locality as a live electricity wire fell on him. Reports received from remote areas of Assam confirm that many people got wounded because of the quake.

Meanwhile, panic gripped the State of Assam in the midst of spring festival called Rongali Bihu. In Guwahati many Bihu functions were delayed. Many trains were also halted in the region as a precautionary measure, informed the NF Railway authority.

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