Earthquake tremors measuring 5.4 magnitude jolt Guwahati, parts of Assam

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 May 2019, 05:32 PM
Earthquake tremors jolt Guwahati, other parts of Assam
Earthquake tremors jolt Guwahati, other parts of Assam

Earthquake in Assam: A moderate intensity earthquake tremors measuring 5.4 magnitude jolted Guwahati, other parts of Assam and Northeastern states on Saturday evening. The epicentre of the quake was Sagaing region in Myanmar. There has been no reports of any casualty or damage to property so far. Many users took to social media to express their concern over the tremors. 

According to reports, the tremors were felt around 4.32 pm in Assam and several parts of the Northeast.

On April 24, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Assam region, the US Geological Survey said. The quake's epicentre was located 114 kilometres northwest of the town of Dibrugarh, at a very shallow depth of 9 kilometres, the USGS said. The quake struck at 1.45 am on and could also be felt across the border in Tibet, the USGS said. The Assam tea-growing area near the Brahmaputra river is close to the border with China and is sparsely populated.

Aarthquake 'forecasting' website Ditrianum had recently reported that a huge earthquake with potentially a high 7 to 8+ magnitude could strike the Earth on Friday and if it does then the massive destruction was inevitable. Described as ‘critical geometry’ in the solar system could cause widespread destruction on Earth, a conspiracy theorist has warned. According to Ditrianum, Neptune, Venus, Mercury and the Sun were all positions in specific places in the solar system which could effect Earth.

This was because a gravitational tug of war could build tension in the tectonic plates of Earth, which could be unleashed in a devastating fashion. In last week, Frank Hoogerbeets, who runs Ditrianum, had predicted that a potentially civilisation ending tremor can strike Earth between April 30 to May 3.

First Published: Saturday, May 04, 2019 04:40 PM
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