Dispur, April 28: A major earthquake jolted Northeast India on Wednesday morning. Tremors were felt in Guwahati of Assam, North Bengal, and other parts of the Northeast.

According to the National Centre of Seismology, the earthquake may have originated in Arunachal Pradesh. However, the reports are yet to be verified.

Locals in Assam and North Bengal reported the major earthquake around 8 am on Thursday. The epicenter was in Dhekiajuli of Sontipur District.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma shares the images of early damage in the Guwahati.

Locals in Assam and North Bengal reported the major earthquake around 8 am on Thursday. Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was among those who tweeted about the incident.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Big earthquake hits Assam. I pray for the well-being of all and urge everyone to stay alert. Taking updates from all districts.”

 

PM Narendra Modi spoke to Assam CM Sonowal over the earthquake. In a tweet, PM Modi said, “Spoke to Assam CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal Ji regarding the earthquake in parts of the state. Assured all possible help from the Centre. I pray for the well-being of the people of Assam.”

Locals in Assam and North Bengal who experience the tremors said the earthquake may have lasted for at least 30 seconds and continued to shake up buildings during that time.

The US Geological Survey has said the jolt hit at a relatively shallow depth of 29 kilometers (18 miles).

Videos emerging from Assam show walls have collapsed, windows were shattered in some areas due to the impact of the jolt. Cracks have been spotted in some buildings in Assam. There are no reports of casualties or injuries so far.


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