1. Earthquake in India: 4.3 magnitude quake jolts northeast; epicentre in Assam’s Darrang

Earthquake in India: 4.3 magnitude quake jolts northeast; epicentre in Assam’s Darrang

Earthquake in India: A moderate quake, of 4.3 magnitude on the Richter scale, rocked the country's northeastern states on Sunday, an official said. The quake was felt at 4 pm with its epicentre located in Assam's Darrang district, said an official of the Regional Seismological Centre here.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 13, 2016 6:20 PM
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Earthquake in India: A moderate quake, of 4.3 magnitude on the Richter scale, rocked the country’s northeastern states on Sunday, an official said.  The quake was felt at 4 pm with its epicentre located in Assam’s Darrang district, said an official of the Regional Seismological Centre here.

Seven of the northeastern states – Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur – are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage caused to property by the temblor.

In 1897, the region experienced an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale that left over 1,600 people dead and wreaked heavy property damage.

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