Assam earthquake: Cracked roads, tilted buildings captured in videos

The high-intensity earthquake caused damage to houses and buildings with people running out of their homes and other places in panic

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Several houses and buildings were damaged in Assam as the state suffered strong tremors of magnitude 6.4 on Wednesday morning, The quake hit Sonitpur district at 7.51 am and tremors were felt in the entire region, including Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

The high-intensity earthquake caused damage to houses and buildings with people running out of their homes and other places in panic, forgetting social distancing and other Covid guidelines amid a raging pandemic. There were two aftershocks following the first major earthquake, one at 7.58 am and another at 8.01 am. The two aftershocks measured 4.3 and 4.4 on the Richter Scale.

There were reports of widespread damage to buildings and other structures from across Assam, mostly in the central and western towns of Tezpur, Nagaon, Guwahati, Mangaldoi, Dhekiajuli and Morigaon.

Photos and videos posted on social media show the extent of damage caused in Assam due to the earthquake.

Strong tremors were also felt across Arunachal Pradesh. A few buildings developed cracks in state capital Itanagar, and the East Kemeng district, officials said.

In West Bengal, strong tremors were felt in Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Coochbehar and parts of Darjeeling district but no major damage was reported, local authorities said

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