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    Assam Earthquake: Eight Aftershocks Till 3PM; CM Sonowal rushes to Dhekiajuli

    According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS) out of the total nine earthquakes, Sonitpur has been the epicenter at least seven times

    GUWAHATI: Tremors continued in Assam since Wednesday morning as some eight aftershocks were felt in the Central Assam districts after the biggest of them all, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, virtually woke the state up at around 07:51 AM.

    With this, at least nine earthquakes were recorded in the state till 3 PM on Wednesday.

    The aftershocks | NCS

    According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), Ministry of Earth Sciences, out of the total nine earthquakes so far, Sonitpur has been the epicenter at least seven times.

    The latest of the eight aftershocks in the state was recorded once again at Sonitpur at around 2.34 PM. It was a moderate 3.4 magnitude one. Sonitpur was also the epicenter of the first and the biggest one.

    While a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was found to have its epicenter in Nagaon district, another 2.9 magnitude earthquake had its epicenter in nearby Morigaon district.

    The record showed that the intensity of aftershocks was on a declining trend.  

    Meanwhile, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal rushed to Dhekiajuli in Sonipur to assess the ground situation.

    So far, no casualty has been recorded in the tremors. However, reports of huge damage of properties were recorded across the state.

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