Moderate quake rocks Meghalaya and Assam

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Shillong, Apr 17: An earthquake of moderate intensity shook Meghalaya's capital Shillong and some parts of Assam in the early hours today.

The tremor, measuring a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at 0642 hours with its epicentre at latitude 26.3 degrees north and longitude 92.5 degrees east in Morigaon district of Assam, about 85 km from the Central Seismological Observatory (CSO) at Upper Shillong, CSO officials told the sources here. However, there was no report of loss of life and property, the officials added. The Northeastern region, which falls under the highest Seismic Zone in the country, is prone to earthquakes.


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