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Strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocks Myanmar; tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, Bengal, Bihar, Assam

A Strong Earthquake Measuring 6.8 On Richter Scale Rocked Myanmar At Around 4:04pm On Wednesday. Tremors Were Felt In Northeast India, West Bengal, Delhi-NCR, Bihar And Assam Spreading Panic Among People.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 24 Aug 2016, 05:53:18 PM

New Delhi:

A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale rocked Myanmar at around 4:04pm on Wednesday. Tremors were felt in Northeast India, West Bengal, Delhi-NCR, Bihar and Assam spreading panic among people.

According to National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the epicenter of the quake was in Myanmar at a depth of 58 kms.

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The quake struck 143 km (88 miles) west of the city of Meiktila, the US Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property in India. But, as a measure of safety and security metro services were suspended for few minutes in Kolkata.

Couple of days back, an earthquake measuring 5.5 on Richter scale had struck Assam. (To read full story click: Earthquake measuring 5.5 hits India-Myanmar border, tremors felt in Assam)

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First Published : 24 Aug 2016, 04:15:00 PM