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Many residents in Thimphu were jolted out of their beds this morning after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake with its epicentre in Assam, India was felt across Bhutan.

Trashigang

A 43 -year-old woman and a child evacuated to Trashigang hospital after parts of a traditional house fell and hit them in Sakteng this morning. The woman was hit on the head. Several houses were reported to be damaged in Sakteng and Merak gewogs in Trashigang. Local leaders are assessing the damages.


Wangdue

Four houses in Gasetshogom gewog, Wangdue have reported damages on the walls of their houses due to the earthquake today morning. The local leaders are collecting more details. 


Samdrupjongkhar

The earthquake this morning caused cracks on the walls of 43 houses including two lhakhangs in Samdrupjongkhar. 

Gewog officials are in the fields to carry out assessments.


Dagana

Earthquake update fromFive houses in Khebisa, Dagana reported cracks on the walls. A pillar of the under-construction lhakhang in the gewog, was also reportedly damaged. 

The gewog officials are assessing the damages. 

Dagana disaster management officer said that RICBL team would be sent for assessment should the damages be severe.

Meanwhile, there are no damage reports in Tsirang at the moment. 


Trongsa

The earthquake this morning has caused cracks on the walls of Samcholing dzong. The 62 monks staying in the dzong are shifted to a safe place. There are no reports of damages in other gewogs of Trongsa. 

Except for the items in the goenkhang, all relics, scriptures (kanjur) and religious items in Samcholing Dzong have been moved to safety with the help of desuups. The goenkhang will be shifted at an appropriate or auspicious time.


Sarpang

The earthquake this morning had left minor cracks on the wall, debrees and statues of Jigmecholing Dratshang.

Sarpang court suffered minor cracks on the wall, door frames, and ceilings.

Chuzangang lhakhang in Umling drungkhag reported minor cracks on the wall close to the roof. The dzongkhag disaster officials are compiling reports.


Lhuentse

Lhuentse dzong has suffered major cracks on walls both inside and outside the Kuenrey and offices. A statue of goddess Yudronma and her riding lion inside the Kuenrey were broken when they fell.

A hand of the newly-built Zhabdrung statue was  also partially broken. Dungkar nagtshang has also developed minor cracks on the walls and many houses in almost all the eight gewogs have suffered minor to major damages. Officials are assessing the damages. 

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