Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hits Assam's Sonitpur, no casualties reported

By PTI
GUWAHATI/ NEW DELHI: A massive earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hit Assam on Wednesday morning, causing widespread damage in the Northeast state, officials said.

Tremors were felt in the entire region, including neighbouring Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal, they said.

Few early pictures of damage in Guwahati. pic.twitter.com/lTIGwBKIPV
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 28, 2021

The quake hit Sonitpur district at 7.51 am, they added.

It was followed by two more jerks of 4.3 and 4.4 magnitudes at 7.58 am and 8.01 am, respectively.

Most parts of the region felt the impact of the massive earthquake as people ran out of their homes and other places in panic.

Images of the damage in Guwahati due to the #earthquake. Inmates of a number of apartments in Guwahati are not going back to their accommodations as they developed cracks.@prasmaz_tnie pic.twitter.com/RVALxRxIoE
— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) April 28, 2021

Many buildings in Tezpur, the district headquarters of Sonitpur, Guwahati and other places developed cracks.

Detailed reports are awaited regarding casualty.