5.4 Magnitude Earthquake In Sikkim, Tremors Felt In North Bengal, Assam

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In Sikkim, the earthquake triggered panic. Many people rushed out of their houses as precaution.

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake In Sikkim, Tremors Felt In North Bengal, Assam


Gangtok:

An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck near Sikkim’s capital Gangtok on Monday night.

The epicentre of the earthquake was 25 km east-southeast (ESE) of Gangtok, Sikkim, the National Center for Seismology said. The earthquake struck at 8:49 PM at a depth of 10 km from the surface.

According to reports, apart from Sikkim, tremors were felt in Assam, north Bengal and Bihar.

Tremors were also felt in some parts of Nepal and Bhutan.

In Sikkim, the earthquake triggered panic. Many people rushed out of their houses as precaution.

“The entire town shook badly. It was a bit scary,” Karma Tenpa, a Gangtok resident, told NDTV on phone.

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