GUWAHATI, April 26 – The Northeast was jolted by an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale around 12.39 pm today.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicentre of the earthquake was located inside Nepal and it was a shallow-depth quake occurring at a depth of 10 km below the surface of the Earth.
The exact location of its epicentre was found to be at latitude 27.6 degree north and longitude 85.9 degree east.
According to the sources in the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), no report was received from any part of the State till this evening of any damage to life or property caused by the tremors that jolted the State since yesterday.
It needs to be mentioned here that between last afternoon and this afternoon (according to the Indian Standard Time), Nepal was the epicentre of 47 quakes of various magnitudes. These include the most devastating one that measured 7.9 on the Richter scale yesterday, and the strong jolt that rocked parts of South Asia this afternoon with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale.