Tezpur, June 19: Assam was rocked by an earthquake of magnitude 4.2 after midnight on Saturday. It happened near Tezpur, headquarter of the Sonitpur district, at 12:37 am, reported India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS). It was the fifth such tremor felt in the Northeast in the last 24 hours.
As per the preliminary data available, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 30 km. Its exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth are yet to be found as seismologists are still believed to be reviewing the numbers.
There has been no immediate report of casualty, injury, or damage of property.
Assam was hit by two more quakes, including a 4.1-magnitude one early on Friday, which also had its epicentre in the Sonitpur district.
Besides Assam, an earthquake with epicentre in Chandel district of Manipur was recorded on Friday, and another 2.6-magnitude tremor with epicenter in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.
Loss of life and property were reported in neither of them. The northeastern region sits over a high seismic zone, making it prone to earthquakes. A strong 6.4-magnitude quake had shaken Assam in April.