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GUWAHATI : India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported that an earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted parts of Assam, including its largest city Guwahati near Kamrup district, on Saturday afternoon. 

The quake was located at a shallow depth of 10kms, according to preliminary data. The shallow earthquakes are often felt more strongly than deeper ones considering their proximity to the surface. 

The quake, with epicentre in Kamrup district, hit the state at 1.12 pm, according to data from the National Center for Seismology. 

Tremors of the earthquake, which occurred at a depth of 10 km, were felt across Guwahati city as well as its adjoining areas. 

No report of loss of life or damage to property has been received yet. 

 

The northeastern region falls in a high seismic zone, making earthquakes a frequent phenomenon in the area. A 6.4-magnitude quake had shaken Assam and parts of northeast on April 28, causing damage to several buildings.

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