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1947 Assam earthquake

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Date  July 29, 1947
Magnitude  7.3 Mw
Origin time  13:43 UTC
Depth  60 km
1947 Assam earthquake

The 1947 Assam earthquake occurred on 29 July at 13:43 UTC with a magnitude of Mw 7.3. The earthquake was located near the border between India and Tibet. Some sources put the epicenter in Indian, and some put it in Tibet. In the Chinese literature, this earthquake was often located around the Nang County, Tibet.

In Dibrugarh, Jorhat, and Tezpur, there were cracks in walls. Failure of electricity was reported in Guwahati. The released seismic moment was about 1.5×1020 Nm. The mechanism of the earthquake is not well known.

References

1947 Assam earthquake Wikipedia


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