3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Assam’s Jorhat city

The quake hit 23 km south of Jorhat in Assam (Photo: Twitter/@NCS_Earthquake)

The quake hit 23 km south of Jorhat in Assam (Photo: Twitter/@NCS_Earthquake)

According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occured around 9:03 am on Saturday morning.

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit Jorhat city in Assam on Saturday morning, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 18-03-2023, 09:03:09 IST, Lat: 26.54 & Long: 94.23, Depth: 50 Km ,Location: 23km S of Jorhat, Assam, India,” a tweet by the NCS said.

Earlier on Saturday, a 3.2 magnitude quake hit Senapati district in Manipur. According to NCS, the quake occurred at 6:30 am and was reported at a depth of 20 kilometers.

Meanwhile on Friday, a 5.0 magnitude quake was reported 314 kilometers North of Kargil in Laddakh region. “Earthquake of Magnitude:5.0, Occurred on 17-03-2023, 23:49:21 IST, Lat: 37.36 & Long: 75.72, Depth: 250 Km ,Location: 314km N of Kargil, Laddakh, India,” the NCS had earlier said.

According to a report by the NCS, February witnessed a total of 147 earthquakes that were located and disseminated from the center. Out of this 136 earthquakes occurred in India and its neighborhood region.

Thirty-two earthquakes of smaller magnitude (M < 3.0) comprising 22% of all earthquakes occurred during 01st to 28th February 2023. Four earthquakes of magnitude M:5.0 and above occurred during the month in the region.

As 43 earthquakes occurred within Indian territory; 6 of them were occurred in Maharashtra and 5 were in Assam in February alone.

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