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  • 5.5 magnitude Earthquake jolts Assam, eastern parts of India

    Dispur:  A moderate intensity earthquake rattled parts of Assam on Wednesday morning. Measuring 5.5 on Richter Scale, the trembler struck 120 kilometer west of Guwahati, forcing people to rush out of their homes. The tremors were also felt in adjoining Siliguri and other parts of West Bengal.

  • On This Day in History: June 12, 1897 – Deadly earthquake hits Assam, claiming 1,542 lives 

    On this day, June 12, in the year 1897, an earthquake hit the state of Assam. It is considered one of the deadliest earthquake to hit the country as it claimed about 1,542 casualties. The natural disaster occurred at 5:15 pm in the evening and had a magnitude of around 8.0. The size of the area that the earthquake hit was approximately equal to that of Europe and the property damage was

  • Two killed, 70 injured in Assam in yesterday’s earthquake

    Guwahati (Assam): At least two people have lost their lives and more than 70 have been injured in Assam after an earthquake measuring 6.8 at the Richter scale rocked eastern and north eastern parts of the country last evening.