Earthquake hits East Sikkim Today


Sikkim, 27 March: A moderate Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on Richter scale hit East Sikkim region at 03:12 on Monday.

Earlier on Saturday, a moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked several parts of north east and parts of Myanmar.

As per an official, there were no reports of any casualties or damage. The quake was felt at 7.05 a.m. the epicentre was located in the Myanmar-India border region, an official of the Regional Seismological Centre had said.

Seven northeastern states — Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur — are considered as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

 Wefornews Bureau

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