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Earthquake of 4.1 magnitude hit Tura in Meghalaya

SHILLONG: An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale rocked West Garo Hills in Meghalaya at 2.10 am on Wednesday, states the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

As per NCS, the epicenter of the jolt was in Tura.

“Earthquake of Magnitude 4.1, Occurred on 21-07-2021, 02:10:49 IST, Lat: 25.88 & Long: 90.34, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 42 km NNE of Tura, Meghalaya, India,” the National Center for Seismology tweeted.

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Earthquake in Northeast

Earlier in July, a total of 7 tremors felt in the northeastern region in a span of 7 days.

On July 10, an earthquake of 3.1 magnitude hit Assam in the early hours of  making it the seventh tremor felt in the Northeast within a week. According to National Center for Seismology, it occured on Saturday morning at 7:31am in Tezpur.

On July 9, two tremors were felt in district of Ukhrul in Manipur and Tura in Meghalaya.

According to NCS, the jolt in Tura occurred at 1:16pm measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale. While the jolt in Ukhrul measured 4.5 and was experienced in the early hours of July 9 at 5:56 am.

Another tremor was felt at Pangin in Arunachal Pradesh on July 8. Two more earthquakes of magnitude 3.7 and 5.2 rocked the Northeastern states of Meghalaya and Assam  respectively on July 7, NCS stated.

Similarly on July 4, another jolt of magnitude 3.3 hit Imphal in Manipur at 7pm.

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