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Mild earthquake hits Sikkim-Nepal border; tremors felt in Bihar, Assam and West Bengal

A mild earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale hit Sikkim-Nepal border on Monday evening. The earthquake tremors were felt in parts of Bihar, Assam and West Bengal.

UPDATED: April 6, 2021 09:30 IST

A mild earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the Sikkim-Nepal border on Monday evening.

According to National Center for Seismology (NCS), the tremors were felt around 8.49 pm.

The earthquake tremors were felt in parts of Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

Initial reports suggest that the tremors were felt in Bihar’s Patna, Katihar and Kishanganj.

No casualty or damage due to the mild earthquake has been reported so far.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of damage due to the earthquake and have spoken to chief ministers of four affected states, sources were quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Mild earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale hit Sikkim-Nepal border on Monday evening.
A mild earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the Sikkim-Nepal border on Monday evening.

West Bengal Guv dials Mamata Banerjee amid earthquake tremors in north Bengal

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, in a tweet, said he dialled Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, who is in Siliguri, to enquire about her well-being due to the “6.1-magnitude tremors felt in north Bengal”.

The West Bengal Governor said the epicentre of the earthquake was “25 km east-southeast (ESE) of Gangtok in Sikkim”.

“Had telephone conversation @MamataOfficial to enquire her well-being as 6.1 Earthquake Tremors Felt In North Bengal. Hon’ble CM is at Siliguri presently. Relieved to learn all well at her end. The epicentre of the earthquake was 25 km east-southeast (ESE) of Gangtok, Sikkim,” Governor Dhankar tweeted.

Sourcehttps://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/earthquake-bihar-patna-latest-news-tremors-sikkim-nepal-bhutan-1787488-2021-04-05

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