Strong quake hits India's Assam state

A strong earthquake and nerve-jangling aftershocks cracked walls and sent inhabitants pouring onto the streets in several towns across northeastern India on Wednesday. 

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6.0 magnitude

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the 6.2 magnitude quake was in a hilly region in Assam state near India's border with Bhutan. 

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Tremors felt far away

Both the main tremor and aftershocks were felt hundreds of kilometres away in the northern state of Bengal, as well as in Bhutan and Bangladesh.

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Effects

The quake badly shook Tezpur, a city of 100,000 people, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) from the epicentre.

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Buildings damaged

Residents said many buildings suffered cracked walls and broken windows. Fissures spread across roads.

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Casualties

There have been no reports of casualties so far, with residents saying the main human toll was stress, minor cuts and bruises

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