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Earthquake of 5.4 Magnitude Hits Sikkim-Nepal Border

Tremors were also reportedly felt in North Bengal and Assam.

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Tremors were also reportedly felt in North Bengal and Assam. Image used for representation. 
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An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred near the Sikkim-Nepal border at around 8:50 pm, on Monday, 5 April, an official from the National Center for Seismology (NCS) told ANI. Tremors were also reportedly felt in North Bengal and Assam.

The quake occurred at 8:49 pm at a depth of 10 kilometre near India-Bhutan border.

Tremors were also felt in Darjeeling, Dhupguri (Jalpaiguri), Siliguri, Coochbehar, Raiganj (Uttar Dinajpur) in West Bengal, and Purnia and several other parts of Bihar, the NCS official said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to the chief ministers of Assam, Bihar, and Sikkim to inquire about the situation.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s office communicated to PM Modi that the state's Disaster Management Department and district magistrates concerned have been put on alert.

Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar called West Bengal CM and inquired about her well being:

There have been no reports of loss of life or property yet. Further details are awaited.

(With inputs from The News Minute and ANI)

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