6.9 Earthquake rocks Sikkim, tremors across north and east India

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6.9 Earthquake rocks Sikkim, tremors across north and east India

At 6.10 pm, an earthquake of 6.9 intensity rocked Sikkim with tremors across Northern and Eastern parts of India.

Bagdogra-Gangktok region is said to be the epicenter of the quake. The earthquake happened 19.7 kms below the earth surface. One girl’s death has been reported so far from Sikkim.

Tremors have been felt in Bihar, Jharkhand as well as in national capital Delhi. People came rushing out of their homes and because of chances of after shocks, some still prefer to remain out.

Four airforce planes have been rushed to Sikkim for rescue operations. It’s being said that 50 km radius area will get heavy damage, while 200 km area will have moderate damage.

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