An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale occurred at 17:54 pm on Wednesday, 17 km west-northwest of Tezpur area of Sonitpur district in Assam, the National Center for Seismology said. Strong tremors were also felt in state capital Guwahati. The earthquake occurred at Latitude 26.71 and Longitude 92.63. The quake was also felt in Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan, and China, as per reports.
This comes less than a week after a high-intensity earthquake hit Tajikistan, tremors of which were felt in Delhi-NCR and several other parts of north India. The seismology department at first erroneously gave the epicentre of the February 12 quake as Amritsar and put the quake's depth at 19 km. It later sent a revised statement to confirm the quake was in Tajikistan.