GUWAHATI, May 12 � Several tremors shook the NE region, along with several parts of South Asia, since around 12.35 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) today. A quake of major intensity with its magnitude measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale occurring around 12-35 pm IST, set off the series, which also included a tremor of strong intensity measuring 6.2 in magnitude that occurred around 1.06 pm IST.
The epicentres of the tremors were found to be located inside Nepal, a vast part of which was ravaged by a massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude on April 25 last.
Till the filing of this report, no official report of any damage to property or death or injury to any person caused by these jolts has been received from any part of the State.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicentre of today�s first jolt of magnitude 7.3 on the Richter Scale, was located at Latitude 27.7 degree North and Longitude 86 degree East in Nepal. It occurred around 12.35 pm IST and its depth was 10 km below the surface.
The second jolt, a moderate one with a magnitude of 5.4, originated at a place located at Latitude 27.6 degree North and Longitude 86.2 degree East in Nepal around 1.04 pm IST. Its depth was found to be 15 km below the surface. This was followed by the third jolt, a strong one with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale, around 1.06 pm IST. Its epicentre was found to be located at Latitude 27.6 degree North and Longitude 86.1 degree East. Its depth was found to be ten km below the surface.
The NE region also experienced several other jolts between 1.06 pm and 2.04 pm IST with their intensities varying between moderate and light in the magnitude range of 5 to 4.2 on the Richter Scale. The epicentres were located between Latitudes 27.6 degree North and 27.8 degree North and between Longitudes 85.9 degree East and 86.2 degree East in Nepal.