Part Of Kashmir and Assam Hit By Earthquakes

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  • The second of today's earthquakes occurred in Assam, causing people to panic and come out of their homes

Two earthquakes, occurring on the same day, have hit two different parts of India. The first of these earthquakes occurred at around 5:15 am this morning in Kashmir. It measured 4.6 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of this earthquake was located 199 km north of Kargil, in the Ladakh region of Kashmir. The point lies at a depth of 174 km, at Latitude of 35.6 degree North and Longitude of 76.3 degree East.

Officials from the disaster management department based in Srinagar confirmed that the Kashmir earthquake has not caused any loss of life or property. The last major earthquake in Kashmir happened on 8th October, 2005. It measured 7.6 on the Richter scale and killed around 40,000 people on either side of the Line of Control.

Second one of today’s earthquakes rocks Assam, North Bengal and Bihar

Another earthquake shook parts of Assam at around 10:20 am today. Its epicenter was located at a depth of 13 km in the Kokrajhar district of the state, the Indian Meteorological Department confirmed. It measured 5.5 on the Richter scale. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority confirmed that there was no loss of life or property.

A map showing the epicenter of today's earthquake in Assam, and the areas affected by it

Image Credits : newsnation.in

Soon after the earthquake, residents of North Bengal also felt the tremors, which lasted for around 15 to 20 seconds. Many people in Siliguri left their houses in panic, as the earthquake hit. Other areas in North Bengal including Cooch Behar, Alipurduar and Darjeeling also experienced mild tremors of the quake. North eastern states including Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh were also hit.

In Bihar and Jharkhand too, residents have confirmed that they felt the tremors of the earthquake. They even took to Twitter to share their experience.

By |2018-09-12T14:37:07+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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