Shillong, Apr 24 (UNI) An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit several Northeastern states including Assam on Wednesday morning.

Tremors were also felt in parts of Bihar and West Bengal. The shocks were felt as far away as in Jharkhand.

The earthquake stuck around 10:20AM at a depth of 13 kilometres, according to the Central Seismological Observatory in Shillong.

The epicenter of the earthquake was Sapatgram, near the Kokrajhar district in Assam, about 200 km west of Guwahati.

The tremors lasted around 15 to 20 seconds and were felt across northeast India, in Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

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