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5.6 magnitude earthquake rocks Bhutan and Assam

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28th June, Sunday/Thimphu, Bhutan
Map showing the affected area with epicenter/Photo USGS.GOV

Earthquake measuring 5.6 on Ritcher scale hit Bhutan and Assam, with epicenter lying about 23km north of Basugaon in Assam according to US Geological survey. The earthquake was felt in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, and border towns of Phuntsholing, Gelephu and Samdrupjongkhar 7:05am Sunday. A resident in Gelephu told BNS over the phone that it was quite strong, stronger than felt in April this year.
A resident in Thimphu also reported the tremor to be stronger than last time that was very damaging in Nepal. “It could be a warning for another disaster in the Himalayan belt”, he said.

No any human casualties or property damage is reported yet.


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