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Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Rangāpāra, Sonitpur, Assam, India

Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 19:22
19:22 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.7 quake 27 Mar 12:32 am (GMT +5:30)
4.7 quake 27 Mar 12:32 am (GMT +5:30)
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Rangāpāra, Sonitpur, Assam, India, was reported only 13 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 12:02 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Bomdila (pop. 7,100) located 54 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Rangāpāra (pop. 18,700) located 91 km from the epicenter, Itanagar (pop. 45,000) 106 km away, Itanagar (pop. 45,000) 106 km away, Naharlagun (pop. 26,900) 111 km away, and Tezpur (pop. 58,900) 113 km away.
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Date & time: 27 Mar 2021 12:32 am (GMT +5:30) local time (26 Mar 2021 19:02 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.65°N / 92.75°E (East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India)
Primary data source: GFZ

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