4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Sonitpur, Assam; Felt in Guwahati and Surrounding Regions


On the morning of May 29, 2023, an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale jolted the district of Sonitpur in Assam, India. The National Center for Seismology (NCS) promptly reported the seismic activity, stating that the quake occurred at 08:03:35 IST with its epicenter located at a latitude of 26.68 and longitude of 92.35.

The depth of the earthquake was recorded at 15 kilometers. The NCS further confirmed that the tremors were felt in the city of Guwahati as well. Fortunately, there were no immediate reports of casualties or damages. News of the earthquake quickly spread across various social media platforms, with Twitter users expressing their reactions and even sharing lighthearted memes. Meanwhile, another separate incident occurred on the same day, with mild tremors being felt in Delhi and its neighboring areas.

The seismic activity extended to several parts of Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh. While the earthquake in Sonitpur, Assam was relatively moderate in magnitude, it serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of seismic events. The lack of immediate injuries or damages is a relief for the affected regions. However, it emphasizes the importance of preparedness and vigilance, as earthquakes can strike unexpectedly, reminding us of the need for robust infrastructure and disaster management measures to mitigate potential risks.


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