Assam is facing a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The tremors were felt throughout the northeast region.
The great destruction in Assam and most of the region was hit by massive tremors, including North Bengal, Guwahati, and Meghalaya.
India was rocked near Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, Assam, by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake just 12 minutes ago, the German Geosciences Research Center (GFZ) reported.
The earthquake originated in the Tezpur district of Assam. Seven aftershocks were recorded after the first quake.
On April 28, 2021, at 7:51 a.m., the 6.0 magnitude hit of 7.7 km northwest of Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, Assam, which is also the largest earthquake today in India.
Consequently, parts of the region felt the impact of the large earthquake as they ran from their homes and other places in a panic.
People are shocked because of this earthquake, massive destruction was found near Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, and Assam. Many people reported that they have been injured in this earthquake by the fall of the brick wall.
Hospitals, apartments, hotels, and commercial buildings throughout the declared territory have suffered large-scale damage.
Why the earthquake occurs?
There are four major layers of the earth: the inner core, the outer core, the ideal and the crust. The crusts and the upper parts of the mantle form thin skin on the surface of our planet.
But this skin is not in one piece – it is made up of many pieces like a puzzle covering the surface of the earth. Not only that, but the pieces of the puzzle keep spinning slowly, leaving each other behind and colliding with each other. We call these puzzle pieces tectonic plates, and the edges of the plates are called plate boundaries. Plate boundaries are made up of many defects, and many earthquakes around the world occur on these defects. Because the edges of the plates are thick, they get stuck while the rest of the plate moves. Eventually, when the plate is largely moved, the edges on one side become uncontrollable and an earthquake occurs.