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6.3 magnitude quake rocks Assam; no reports of casualties

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Assam and other northeastern states of India on Monday afternoon. The tremors were felt at 2.26 pm. No casualties were reported immediately. Listen to podcastaudio

india Updated: Sep 21, 2009 16:53 IST

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Assam and other northeastern states of India on Monday afternoon.

The tremors were felt at 2.26 pm. No casualties were reported immediately. The epicentre was plotted along the India-Bhutan border, 125 km northwest of Guwahati.

Preliminary reports say cracks developed in apartments and concrete structures in Guwahati.

This is the fifth and the highest intensity earthquake to have rocked the northeast since Aug 13, according to the Regional Seismological Centre of Shillong.

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