A strong earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit Assam and neighbouring states in the north-east today. Tremors were also felt in parts of Bihar and six northern districts of West Bengal, including Cooch Behar, Alipirduar and Darjeeling. The shocks were felt as far away as in Jharkhan's Kishanganj, Sahebganj and Hazaribagh districts.
The earthquake stuck around 10:20 this morning, at a depth of 13 kilometers, according to the Central Seismological Observatory in Shillong. The epicenter of the earthquake was Sapatgram, near the Kokrajhar district in Assam, about 200 km west of Guwahati. The tremors lasted around 15 to 20 seconds and were felt across northeast India, in Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
Several social media users reported feeling the earthquake.
Earthquake tremors been felt in Bengal Bihar Assam Bangladesh and some more parts.. thankfully no damages or casualties been heard. Prayers for everyone’s well being.- Jeet (@jeet30) September 12, 2018
Earthquake felt in Shillong- Sangeeta Sangwan (@SangeetaSangwa4) September 12, 2018
Today siliguri earthquake- Wasim Khan (@WasimKh03613387) September 12, 2018
bengal is the only place where flyover fall a week before earthquake #- Abhishek Jain. (@abhishekcjain) September 12, 2018
There have been no reports of loss of life or damage to property, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.