Earthquake hits Assam’s Kamrup, no damage reported

A moderate earthquake, measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale, was recorded in Assam’s Kamrup district on February 25 night, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

According to the disaster management officials in Guwahati, no report of loss of life or damage to property has been received yet.

According to the NCS data, the tremor occurred at 10.33 pm on February 25 and was at a depth of 30 km.

A similar moderate earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale had hit northern Assam’s Sonitpur district on February 17.

Successive quakes in the mountainous Northeast states, especially in Mizoram and Manipur, have made the authorities worried.

Northeast states, especially Mizoram, frequently witness mild to moderate tremors that force the public and private builders to construct quake preventive houses.

Seismologists consider the mountainous Northeast region as the sixth most earthquake-prone belt in the world.

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