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  • A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Guwahati and other parts of Assam

    Published on May 30, 2021

    by Bhupen Goswami 

    Guwahati : In Assam, an earthquake has occurred under which the strongest tremors have been felt in Sonitpur. The magnitude of the earthquake is stated to be 4.1. According to the National Seismology Centre, the earthquake occurred around 2:23 pm on Sunday. There is no report of any loss of life or property at present. According to the National Seismological Centre, Sonitpur district of Assam is located 40 km west of Tezpur. NCS tweeted that “Earthquake of magnitude 4.1, occurred at 30-05-2021, 14:23:06 IST, Latitude: 26.69 and long: 92.39, Depth: 16 km, Location: Tezpur, Assam, 40 km West of India”. No damage or casualties have been reported so far from the earthquake.

    Tremors have been continuing in different parts of northeast India for the past several months. A 3.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Meghalaya at 1:29 pm on May 29, 2021.According to the National Centre for Sysmology, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 11 km west of Meghalaya’s capital Shillong. On May 23, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook Manipur at 6:56 a.m. According to NCS, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 109 km. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 49 km east-southeast of Ukhrul in Manipur. It may be recalled that in the month of May, there have been several earthquakes in Assam. That’s why earthquake swells The earth is mainly made up of four layers. Inner Core, Outer Core, Mantle and Crust. Crust and upper mental core are known as lithosphere. This 50 km thick layer is divided into several sections. This is called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates move in their place. When these plates start moving too much, it is called an earthquake.