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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes India’s Assam

Guwahati – An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck Assam, India, today, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 10km, EMSC said.

Strong tremors were repeatedly felt in several north-eastern parts of India forcing people to run out of their homes, according to a Reuters witness.

India’s National Disaster Management Agency is assessing immediate reports of destruction and casualties reported after the quake, said an official at the agency who asked to remain unidentified. — Reuters

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