A Mild earthquake shook Assam and rest of the Northeast on Friday but there was no immediate report of any damages.
How severe or mild an earthquake is, is measured on a scale of one to ten. Any more than 8 is considered as a severe earthquake. Severe earthquakes on land can make houses and tall weak buildings collapse, roads break, cars crash, trees fall and many other things.
The quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale with epicenter (where it is the worst) in Tezpur district struck at 6.11 p.m.
People got scared and ran out of their homes.