GUWAHATI: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale shook Guwahati in Assam and Shillong in Meghalaya at about 6.15 this evening, reported the website of NDTV. Tremors were felt in other parts of the North East and some mild ones even in Kolkata.
The epicenter of the quake is reportedly close to Shillong. No major damage has been reported yet from Guwahati or Shillong. But people in Guwahati rushed out on to the roads when it happened and many said they had not felt such a major quake in a long time.
In Kolkata, the tremors felt were mild, but some people in high-rise buildings rushed out.