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6.0-magnitude earthquake shakes Guwahati, Assam, India

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Jessica Storm, Accuweather.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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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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