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Earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Assam

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Assam on Friday. The quake, which struck at 6.11pm, had its epicentre in Nagaon where some building developed crack. The quake caused panic as people rushed out of their homes. Although there was no report of any major damage so far, some buildings developed cracks and one concrete wall collapsed at Jyotinagar area of Guwahati under the impact of the quake. The jolt was also felt in Meghalaya capital Shillong.

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