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The earthquake impact was felt almost the entire Northeastern region

The earthquake impact was felt almost the entire Northeastern region
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Apr 28, 2021: The impact was felt in almost the entire Northeastern region, parts of West Bengal, and the neighbouring countries of Bhutan and Bangladesh. An earthquake according to the Our Earthquake Alerts Scale measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale occurred Hugrajuli/Dekhiajuli (Sonitpur District) near Tezpur in Assam on Wednesday. Assam's Hugrajuli/Dekhiajuli(Tezpur) is main centre around on Apr 28, 2021, 07:51:25am. The earthquake was hit 30 km depth and  distance 48 km, location 26.810°N, 92.420°E of Assam (Sonitpur District).


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured all possible Central help to the earthquake-hit state of Assam, as he took stock of the situation there twice during the day and underground effects of earthquakes.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were among a host of Central leaders who spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and assured him all possible help to the state after the Wednesday morning earthquake. An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude, followed by a series of aftershocks, hit Assam this morning, causing widespread damage in the Northeast state.


Later Sonowal tweeted, "PM @narendramodi ji is taking regular updates about the situation after the earthquake at Dhekiajuli this morning. Got a 2nd call from the Hon'ble PM within a span of few hours. I have apprised him about the latest situation. ” The chief minister also visited the epicenter site near Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district at  harmful effects of earthquake.


Shah also spoke to Sonowal and said the Central government stands firmly behind the people of the state.


Sitharaman also assured the chief minister all possible help from the Central government.


"Union FM Smt @nsitharaman ji took stock of the situation arising due to the earthquake, over phone, and assured all support. My heartfelt thanks to the Hon'ble Finance Minister," Sonowal tweeted.


Union Minister for the Development of the North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh also assured the chief minister all possible assistance from the Central government.


"Spoke to CM #Assam Sh @sarbanandsonwal just now. Parts of the State struck by an earthquake of significant scale. Luckily no loss of life reported so far. Only damage to some buildings  harmful effects of earthquake. State administration closely monitoring and Centre in close touch. Detailed report awaited," Singh tweeted.


BJP general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh also spoke to the chief minister, who apprised him about the damages caused by the earthquake, officials said.


There were no immediate report of deaths, but three people were injured as the first quake of 6.4 magnitude struck Dhekiajuli, near Tezpur, the headquarters of Sonitpur district in Assam, at 7.51:25am, followed by a series of aftershocks, officials said.


Another earthquake of 3.2 magnitude hit Assam's Nagaon district at 10.05 am. A while later, another jolt of 3.4 magnitude hit Tezpur at 10.39 am. At 12.32 pm, an eighth tremor of 2.9 magnitude hit Marigaon.

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