Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes near Sikkim-Nepal border
Strong tremors of Earthquake were felt in Assam, Bihar, and West Bengal on Monday. According to the National Center of Seismology, the intensity of the earthquake was measured at 5.4 on the Richter scale.
The epicenter of the earthquake that occurred at 8.49 pm was at a depth of 10 km near the Indo-Bhutan border. An official said that people came out of their homes in fear, but no damage has been reported to property or property in Sikkim.
He said that earthquake tremors were felt in Darjeeling, Dhupguri (Jalpaiguri), Siliguri, Coochbehar, Raiganj and Purnia districts of Bihar in West Bengal.
When asked if there is a possibility of more light tremors after the earthquake, the official said, “Generally, such tremors do not occur after earthquakes of less than six magnitudes….” Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking stock of the damage caused by the earthquake in eastern India. He has also spoken to the Chief Ministers of Bihar, Assam, and Sikkim. Government sources gave this information.
News Source: News18