Moderate earthquake strikes Assam

Guwahati: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted Assam and the rest of north east India at around 6.35 am today.

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Panic-stricken people stand outside their houses after feeling tremors
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Tremors were felt in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal and eastern part of India.

The epicentre of the tremor was in Kokrajhar at a depth of 10 km on latitude 26.5 degree north and longitude 90.1 degree east, the Indian Meteorological Department officials said.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the epic centre of the earthquake was reported at 23km north of Basugaon in Assam state.

The quake rattled doors and windows forcing people to rush out of their houses, police said.

There was no immediate report of any loss of life or damage to property, they said.

Soon after the earthquake shook Bhutan, it became the top trend on micro blogging website Twitter with people expressing their concerns about it.

In April this year, tremors had been felt at Guwahati and its neighbouring areas in Assam following the devastating tremor in Nepal.

Inputs with PTI