Magnitude 6 quake hits India and damages some buildings

Guwahati, India — earthquake Magnitude 6 Magnitude 6 struck Assam in the rugged northeastern part of India on Wednesday, causing cracks in the walls and floors of some buildings, but no immediate casualties have been reported.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake occurred near the town of Dekiajuri, 140 km (86 miles) north of the main city of Guwahati, at a depth of 34 km (21 miles).

“this earthquake It was the biggest thing I can remember. There was a big shock first, then a small shock, “said a town police officer. “I didn’t receive a distress signal, but people ran out of home.”

Some said that people flowed into the streets for fear of fresh tremors, and that the quake left cracks in their homes.

Subham Hazarica, a businessman living in a luxury condominium in Guwahati, said: “Fortunately, no one was injured.”

Strong tremors repeatedly struck the mountainous regions of Bhutan adjacent to other northeastern regions.

“There are no reports of casualties, but there are widespread images and footage of the damage,” Health Minister Himanta Biswa Salma told Reuters.

Previously, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) set the magnitude of the earthquake to 6.2.

Indian disaster management officials were evaluating reports of destruction and casualties, one of the officials seeking anonymity said.

“We pray for the well-being of all and urge you to be vigilant,” Salvananda Sonoir told Reuters television partner ANI.

By Zarir Hussain

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