6.0-magnitude earthquake shakes Guwahati, Assam, India

By Jessica Storm,

April 28 -- A 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred 6 miles north-northwest of Dhekiajuli, India, early Wednesday, shaking portions of the northeast, including Guwahati, Assam.

At least one person was critically wounded, according to journalist Manoj Anand.


The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre originally labeled the quake magnitude as 6.2, but has since changed it to a 6.1 magnitude.

The U.S. Geological Survey rated the quake with a magnitude of 6.0.

India's National Center for Seismology labeled the earthquake as a magnitude 6.4.

After the quake, at least one aftershock occurred with a magnitude of 4.9, though the EMSC identified two other aftershocks at 4.0 and 3.6.

Shaking from these tremors reportedly reached all the way to Tibet, China.

Part of a large, rocky hill called Bhairabkunda in the Udalguri district in Assam broke away and crashed to the ground, according to The Hindu.


The Union Minister of State in Northeast India, Dr. Jitendra Singh, reported that there has been no loss of life so far, and that a detailed report is on its way. He then posted an informative video of "do's and don'ts" during an earthquake.

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