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Earthquake in India: No impact on SL: DMC

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The earthquake to the magnitude of 6.4 that rocked India's rugged northeastern state of Assam this morning, does not have any impact on Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

DMC Spokesman Pradeep Kodippili told the Daily Mirror that the earthquake shook the land area and therefore, there it has made no impact on the country across the sea.

"If the earthquake was generated beneath the sea, the situation might have become more critical," he said.

However, the strong tremor caused cracks on the walls and floors of some structures, but no immediate casualties were reported.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) near the town of Dhekiajuli, 140 km (86 miles) north of the State Capital Guwahati.

Strong tremors repeatedly struck other northeastern areas and the neighbouring mountainous region of Bhutan, US Geological Survey further asserted. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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