5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; tremors felt across North East, Bihar and West Bengal


An earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale, struck Assam on Wednesday. The tremors were felt as far as Patna in Bihar and Siliguri in West Bengal as well, Times of India reported.

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Assam tremors felt across North East, Bihar and West BengalTremors were also felt in Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, India Today reported.

The quake occurred at a depth of 13 kilometres at around 10.20 am with its epicentre in Kokrajar district, the India Meteorological Department said.

According to The Indian Express, light tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir as well as in Haryana. An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred at 5.43 am in Jhajjar, Haryana while an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter Scale occurred at 5.15 am in Jammu and Kashmir.

An Assam State Disaster Management Authority official said there was no report of any major damage from anywhere in the state so far.