Assam, May 15: A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, Assam, reported by India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world.

The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 19.9 km beneath the epicentre in the morning on Saturday 15 May 2021 at 8:03 am local time.

The exact magnitude, epicentre, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicentre.

Weak shaking earthquake might have been felt in Dhekiajuli (pop. 21,300) located 9 km from the epicentre, Dhing (pop. 20,800) 27 km away, Udalguri (pop. 15,900) 29 km away, Khārupatia (pop. 18,600) 31 km away, Rangapara (pop. 18,700) 32 km away, and Tezpur (pop. 58,900) 42 km away.

Other towns or cities near the epicentre where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Dispur (pop. 10,800) located 86 km from the epicentre and Guwahati (pop. 899,100) 86 km away.