Two Earthquakes of Magnitudes 3.6 and 2.8 Strike Assam
An official bulletin said that two earthquakes, measuring 3.6 and 2.8 on the Richter Scale, struck central Assam on Saturday morning.
There were no initial reports of any injuries to people or property damage brought on by either earthquake.
According to a report from the National Institute for Seismology, the first earthquake, measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale, was felt at 9:03 am. Its epicentre was located close to Titabar in the Jorhat district on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River, at a depth of 50 km.
The shock was also felt by residents in the nearby Sivasagar, Karbi Anglong, and Golaghat districts. On the northern bank of the Brahmaputra, Lakhimpur also experienced earthquakes.
The report claimed that numerous locations in Nagaland's northwestern region might also feel the earthquake.
The second earthquake, measuring 2.8 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 11:02 a.m., with the epicentre 9 kilometres under the northern bank of the Brahmaputra, close to Dalgaon in the Darrang district.
Residents of the districts of Udalguri, Baksa, and Sonintpur could feel this earthquake, while those in Morigaon on the powerful river's southern bank also felt the tremor.
Being part of a high seismic zone, earthquakes often strike the northeastern area.