6.4-magnitude quake hits northeast India’s Assam – South Asia Time

6.4-magnitude quake hits northeast India’s Assam

 April 28, 2021  

New Delhi,  Xinhua — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit India’s northeastern state of Assam at 07:51 a.m. local time Wednesday, according to India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS).

“The epicenter of the earthquake was Sonitpur, Assam located at 26.69 degrees north latitude and 92.36 degrees east longitude,” the information released by NCS said, adding “The depth of the earthquake was 17 km.”

The earthquake was felt in adjoining states as well.

The tremors shook the entire state and reports said panic-stricken people rushed out of houses and buildings to gather in open streets.

So far there have been no reports of any loss of lives in the earthquake.

“Just experienced a massive earthquake in Assam. Waiting for details,” local health minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on social media.

The minister also shared a photo of a broken boundary wall of a house.