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.