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Earthquake in Assam, NorthEast, W Bengal

PTI  Guwahati/Kolkata, May 11, 2012
First Published: 18:48 IST(11/5/2012) | Last Updated: 20:18 IST(11/5/2012)

An earthquake of moderate intensity measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale today jolted Assam, some other north eastern states and West Bengal but there was no report of any loss of life or major damage to properties.


The quake, which struck at 6.11pm, had its epicentre in Naogaon in central Assam, R S Dattareya of the Met Department in New Delhi said.

The quake caused panic as people rushed out of their homes.

Although there was no report of any major damage so far, some buildings developed cracks and one concrete wall collapsed at Jyotinagar area of Guwahati under the impact of the quake.

The jolt was also felt in Meghalaya capital Shillong.

A Kolkata report said tremors were felt in northern parts of West Bengal, including Malda and Jalpaiguri, as also Kolkata.

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