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5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Northeast India, tremors felt in Assam

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 January 2017, 15:37 IST

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the richter scale hit the India-Bangladesh border on 3 January around 2:42 pm. Tremors were felt across Assam and Northeast India.

According to media reports, the epicentre of the quake is believed to be near Ambassa, which is 59 km from Dhaka. Along with Assam and Northeast India, Myanmar and Bhutan also felt the jolt.

According to media reports, last year, a study had warned of a huge earthquake building beneath Bangladesh as scientists had said that they have evidence of increasing strain between two tectonic plates that underlie the world's largest delta.

However, no casualties have been reported.

First published: 3 January 2017, 15:37 IST
 
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