Magnitude 2.7 earthquake hits Tinsukia in Assam

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A magnitude 2.7 earthquake struck Tinsukia in Assam in the wee hours of Tuesday, the National Seismological Center said.

A magnitude 2.7 earthquake struck Tinsukia in Assam on Tuesday. (Image for representation: Reuters)

A magnitude 2.7 earthquake struck Tinsukia in Assam at 3:42 a.m. on Tuesday, the National Seismological Center said.

Earlier Monday evening, a slight earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck the Sikkim-Nepal border. The earthquakes were felt in parts of Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

No casualties or damage from the slight earthquake have been reported so far.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi provided an update on the damage caused by the earthquake and spoke with the chief ministers of four affected states, sources quoted by the PTI news agency said.

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