Quake shakes Bhutan, Assam

Quake shakes Bhutan, Assam
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First Published: Mon, Sep 21 2009. 03 57 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Sep 21 2009. 03 58 PM IST
Guwahati: An earthquake shook the remote mountain nation of Bhutan and India’s Assam state, sending people running into the streets and cracking some buildings. It was not clear if there were any injuries.
The Monday afternoon earthquake left cracks in some buildings in Guwahati, but it was centered in a little-populated eastern region of the tiny, mountainous nation of Bhutan.
The quake briefly shook Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital.
“We felt a strong shock for a moment - one second. People panicked and rushed out of their homes and businesses,” said Tashi Dhendup, who runs a travel agency in Thimpu. He was not aware of any damage to buildings in that city.
The US Geological Survey reported the 6.3-magnitude quake was centered about 80 miles (125 kilometers) north of Guwahati and 115 miles (180 kilometers) east of Thimphu.
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First Published: Mon, Sep 21 2009. 03 57 PM IST
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