An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar and West Bengal today, an India Meteorological Department official said. The quake lasted around 15 to 20 seconds and was felt around 10.20 am.
The magnitude of the quake was recorded at 5.5 on the Richter scale, according to a report of the Central Seismological Observatory in Shillong.
The report said the epicentre of the quake was two km north of Kokrajhar town in Assam and at a depth of 10 km. Tremors were also felt in different parts of Bihar and West Bengal. No casualty has been reported. (AIR)