Earthquake measuring 5 on Richter scale jolts Sikkim - The New Indian Express

Earthquake measuring 5 on Richter scale jolts Sikkim

Published: 03rd October 2013 12:48 PM

Last Updated: 03rd October 2013 01:27 PM

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim today, Regional Seismological Centre sources said here.

The epicentre of the quake that struck at 11.43 AM was at a place in Sikkim whose latitude and longitude were 27.4 degree N and 88.5 degree E respectively, the sources said.

A report from Gangtok in Sikkim said some buildings had developed cracks and people were out on the streets.

Some schools announced holiday and a massive traffic jam was reported from there.

A report from Siliguri said the tremor was also felt in Siliguri and people came out of their houses in panic.

 

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