Big earthquake might rock Assam shortly, fear experts

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Guwahati, Aug 27 (ANI): Experts have claimed that a big earthquake might hit Assam shortly.

"There is no accurate method of prediction of earthquake. It is difficult to say whether a big earthquake will be coming soon or in the near future. But our study shows that a big earthquake is due in this region. We have used a model. According to that model, a big earthquake should occur in this region within a short time," said Surjya Kanta Sarmah, Professor, Geo-Physics, Guwahati University.

Two consecutive earthquakes measuring below five on the Richter scale shook Assam last week.

City builders are taking all precautions while undertaking construction projects in Assam, which falls in a earthquake prone zone.

" Since Assam falls under zone 5 - 6, so we have to take extra precautions in constructing buildings. Most of the buildings here are earthquake resistant, " said Biswajuti Bora, a builder.

The major worry among the scientists is that Assam is seated on the highly volatile seismic zone five.

Among all the earthquakes that Assam has experienced, the earthquakes of 1897 and 1950 are among the ten biggest earthquakes in world history. (ANI)

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