Earthquake in Assam, tremors felt in West Bengal

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI/ KOKRAJHAR, Sept 12: An earthquake with magnitude 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit the entire North East at 10.20 am on Wednesday. Strong tremors were felt across West Bengal and Bangladesh.

Locals in Guwahati said the tremors lasted for about 10 seconds. Tremors were also felt in parts of Bangladesh and in Bihar. There were no immediate reports of any damages.

The epicentre of the earthquake originated in Sapatgram area, is a border town in between Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts.

The earthquake damaged a portion of Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir at Mukhigaon near Sakti Ashram in Kokrajhar district. Moreover, cracks have been appeared in a building of political science department of Bodoland University in Kokrajhar.

However, no casualty has so far been reported. The epicentre of the earthquake was Kusumbill under Bhawraguri revenue circle of Kokrajhar district.

The temple’s TCC roof was broken into pieces due to the tremor.

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