Two earthquakes occurred in Assam on Saturday that jolted the Jorhart and Darrang districts. The first earthquake occurred in Jorhart, with a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake hit 23km South of Jorhat, Assam today at around 9:03 am IST, National Center for Seismology said. The earthquake occurred in Jorhart at 09:03:09 IST, Lat: 26.54 N & Long: 94.23 E, Depth: 50 Km. Another earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred in the state which jolted the Darrang district.
Earthquake occurred in Darrang at 11:02:11 IST, Lat: 26.58 N & Long: 92.18 E, Depth: 9 Km. Last month, an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 struck Assam’s Nagaon, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) informed.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter Scale hit 23km South of Jorhat, Assam today at around 9:03 am IST: National Center for Seismology pic.twitter.com/OL1hQtN1fX
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An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale hit the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The earthquake occurred at 03:44:10 (UTC+05:30) and hit New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands on Saturday, at a depth of 10 km, the USGS informed. The earthquake’s epicentre was 30.415°S and 176.629°W, respectively. No casualties have been reported yet.
Earlier in the day, an earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred 213 km east of Fayzabad, Afghanistan at 06:51:03 IST, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on 18-03-2023, 06:51:03 IST, Lat: 37.04 & Long: 72.96, Depth: 105 Km, Location: 213km E of Fayzabad, Afghanistan,” NCS tweeted on Saturday. The quake struck at a depth of 105 kilometres at a latitude of 37.04 and a longitude of 72.96.
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An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hit 6 km South-West of the Goksun district on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicentre of the earthquake was found to be 37.974°N and 36.448°E respectively at a depth of 7 kilometres.
As per the USGS, the earthquake took place at 10:44:29 (UTC+05:30). No casualties have been reported so far.
(With Inputs from Pallav Bora)