Guwahati, Sep. 12 (IANS): An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Guwahati and its adjoining areas on Wednesday, the Met said. No damage was reported.
The quake occurred at a depth of 13 km around 10.20 a.m. with its epicentre in Kokrajhar district, the India Meteorological Department said.
An Assam State Disaster Management Authority official said there was no report of any major damage from anywhere in the state so far.
Youth dies as he falls from stairs during quake
A panic-stricken youth died after he slipped while scrambling down the stairs of his house with his dog in this town of northern West Bengal during an earthquake on Wednesday, family members said.
Samrat Das, a B.Ed student who had come home on a holiday, lost consciousness after the fall and was declared brought dead at a private hospital.
The earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre at Assam’s Kokrajhar, occurred at 10.20 am.
Das, a resident of Santinagar locality, got tense as he felt the tremors, and tried to come out of the house with the dog, but got off-balance.
The body has been sent to the North Bengal Medical College Hospital for post mortem.