Guwahati (Assam), Oct 3: An earthquake of 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted Assam and the neighbouring states at 9:06 pm on Saturday.
According to official sources , it was located around 18 kms from the states capital , Guwahati.
Till the filing of this report there was no report about any damage from any part of the region.
Seismologists consider the mountainous northeast region as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.
In 1897, a Shillong-epicentre quake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale had hit the area. In 1950, an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale had altered the course of the Brahmaputra river.