5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Sikkim-Nepal border; tremors felt in north Bengal, Assam, Bihar1 min read . Updated: 05 Apr 2021, 09:28 PM IST
- No casualty or damage due to the earthquake have been reported so far
An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred near the Sikkim-Nepal border on Monday at 8:49 pm IST, according to National Center for Seismology (NCS).
Tremors were felt in north Bengal, Assam, and some other parts of Bihar.
Tremors were also felt in some parts of Nepal, Bhutan, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
No casualty or damage due to the earthquake have been reported so far.
The epicentre of the earthquake was 25 km east-southeast (ESE) of Gangtok, Sikkim. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km from the surface.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking stock of the damage due to the earthquake. He is reportedly speaking to the chief ministers of all four affected states.
The Prime Minister has already spoken to the CMs of Bihar, Assam, and Sikkim, news agency ANI quoted government sources as saying.
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