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Assam earthquake: Aftershocks count reaches 20; latest tremor felt at 1.04 pm

GUWAHATI: Since the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Assam and Northeast at 7.51 am on Wednesday morning, as many as 20 aftershocks rattled the state, with the most recent one of 3.6 magnitudes striking at 1.04 pm this afternoon.

”Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 29-04-2021, 13:04:20 IST, Lat: 26.61 & Long: 92.33, Depth: 27 Km ,Location: 46km W of Tezpur, Assam,” the  National Center for Seismology tweeted.

A series of aftershocks kept people mostly awake last night.

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At least two people died of shock or heart attack, while 10 others received injuries during the day after the earthquake hit the region.

Since yesterday, a total of eight quakes jolted the state and all originated in and around Tezpur, confirmed the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

Sonitpur is seismically very active, according to the NCS, falling in the highest seismic hazard zone V associated with collisional tectonics where the Indian Plate subducts underneath the Eurasian Plate.

 

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