Wednesday morning’s earthquake, which shook northeast India, was also felt in the neighbouring country of Bhutan, especially eastern Bhutan.
Several buildings, temples, stupas, statues, and a few Bhutanese traditional homes were damaged.
Khengkhar and Mongar in central Bhutan also suffered minor damages. The earthquake triggered a landslide on the Gyelposhing-Nganglam Highway.
Thankfully, Bhutan has reported no loss of life.
According to the National Center for Seismology, three back-to-back earthquakes hit Assam, strongest being of 6.4 magnitude. It was followed by two more jerks of 4.3 and 4.4 magnitudes at 7.58 am and 8.01 am, respectively. Tremors were felt in Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, north Bengal and Bhutan.
Most parts of the region felt the impact of the massive earthquake as people ran out of their homes and other places in panic.
Many buildings in Tezpur, the district headquarters of Sonitpur, as well as Guwahati and other places developed cracks.