Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Assam in India, EMSC Says - Sputnik International

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Assam in India, EMSC Says

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), the earthquake's epicenter was located at a depth of 40 km, while the United States Geological Survey (USGS) registered the focus of the tremor at a depth of around 29 km.

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck the state of Assam in northeastern India on Wednesday night, with its epicenter at approximately 18 km northwest of the town of Dhekiajuli, the EMSC reported.

    Tremors were recorded at 2:21 UTC 98 kilometers northeast of the largest city in the state, Guwahati, with its population of more than 1 million...

Cracks were spotted in some buildings following the seism, according to local media, though casualties and the overall damage inflicted remain unclear. Video purporting to show the aftermath of the quake has circulated online, with a crowd seen milling around rubble on a city street. 

 

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 Magnitude    Mw 6.1
Region    ASSAM, INDIA
Date time    2021-04-28 02:21:25.2 UTC
Location    26.77 N ; 92.40 E
Depth    30 km


Distances :

   92 km NE of Guwahati, India / pop: 899,000 / local time: 07:51:25.2 2021-04-28
11 km WNW of Dhekiajuli, India / pop: 21,200 / local time: 07:51:25.2 2021-04-28 

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El sismo se produjo en el estado de Assam, que limita con la Cordillera del Himalaya; videos muestran daños materiales en edificios.




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