Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude hits Assam; no loss of life or damage reported so far
The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of ten kilometres in Tezpur area of Sonitpur district in Assam
Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 4.7 shook Sonitpur district of Assam and Guwahati at 5.54 pm on Wednesday, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) said.
There is no report of any loss of life or damage reported so far, police said.
People rushed outdoors in fear after the quake.
The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of ten km located on latitude 26.71 degrees north and longitude 92.63 degrees east in Tezpur area of Sonitpur district, the NCS said.
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