Tezpur (Assam): An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale struck the town of Tezpur in Assam on Friday morning, causing temporary panic among residents. The tremor, which occurred at precisely 10:05 am, originated 39 kilometers west of Tezpur, with a depth of 10 kilometers, as confirmed by the National Center for Seismology (NCS).
Although the earthquake was of a relatively low magnitude, its impact was felt by the local population. People rushed out of their homes and offices, seeking open spaces to ensure their safety. Some minor structural damages, such as cracks in walls and shattered glass, were reported by a few residents, but fortunately, no casualties have been reported thus far.
According to the report, Earthquake of Magnitude:3.7, Occurred on 09-06-2023, 10:05:59 IST, Lat: 26.60 & Long: 92.40, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 39km W of Tezpur, Assam..
Earthquake of Magnitude:3.7, Occurred on 09-06-2023, 10:05:59 IST, Lat: 26.60 & Long: 92.40, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 39km W of Tezpur, Assam, India for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/ysfz5LinFD@Indiametdept @ndmaindia @KirenRijiju @Dr_Mishra1966 pic.twitter.com/EknAhBziW3— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) June 9, 2023
Authorities responded swiftly to the situation, dispatching teams to assess the extent of the damage and provide assistance to those affected. The NCS, in collaboration with local disaster management agencies, is closely monitoring the situation to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents.
Tezpur, a town located on the northern banks of the Brahmaputra River, has experienced seismic activity in the past due to its proximity to the Himalayan region. Earthquakes in the area are not uncommon, and the region has adopted necessary measures to mitigate potential risks and enhance preparedness.
The local administration, along with various government agencies, has initiated relief efforts to aid those affected by the earthquake. Rapid response teams have been deployed to assess the damage and provide immediate assistance, including medical aid and temporary shelters if required.
While the earthquake of 3.7 magnitude has left Tezpur shaken, the absence of casualties and significant damage is a relief for the local population. Efforts are now focused on restoring normalcy and addressing any aftermath effects that may arise.