'Strong' magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattles Assam in India

 'Strong' magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattles Assam in India
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A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck northeast India's Assam region, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says.

The quake's epicentre was located 114km northwest of the town of Dibrugarh, at a very shallow depth of 9km, the USGS says.

The quake struck at 1.45am on Wednesday (local time) and could also be felt across the border in Tibet, the USGS says.

The Assam tea-growing area near the Brahmaputra River is close to the border with China and is sparsely populated.

Reuters

 

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