Skip to content Skip to navigation

Strong tremor shakes Assam

A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude in Richter Scale has rattled parts of Assam and its neighbouring north eastern states on Monday. The major tremor were felt at 2-23 in the afternoon triggering panic among the residents in Guwahati who came out of their houses. This was followed by another mild tremor at 2-42 in the afternoon.

According to US Geological Survey, the 6.3-magnitude quake was centered about 80 miles (125 kilometers) north of Gauhati and 115 miles (180 kilometers) east of Thimphu in Bhutan. There is however, no report of any injuries from any parts of the region so far. The earthquake cracked buildings in Guwahati but it was centered in a little-populated eastern region of the tiny, mountainous nation of Bhutan. It may be noted that this is the fifth tremor felt in Assam during the last 30 days. The last last was felt on September 3 midnight where the magnitude was 5.9 in Richter Scale.

Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to


Dorika's picture

A Collective Disorder might bring about Order in the North-East, which is otherwise infested with internal conflicts and numerous tribal agenda.


Add new comment

Random Stories

Encephalitis havoc in Jorhat

23 Jul 2015 - 12:46pm | AT News
Japane encephalitis wreaks havoc in Jorhat district claiming 13 people within last ten days.   Official sources told Assam Times that 7 died of acute encephalitis syndrome at the Jorhat...

Bangladesh Visa Camp at Guwahati

5 Nov 2010 - 11:32pm | Nava Thakuria
The Deputy High Commission for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Kolkata has arranged a one-day Visa-camp in Guwahati tomorrow (6th November 2010). This camp is organised on an experimental...

MVS Field station ready for wildlife welfare

22 Aug 2015 - 7:09pm | Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) authority formally handed over the newly built MVS Field Station to Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) at a function in Diphu, the district head quarter of Karbi...