An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck near Sikkim’s capital Gangtok on Monday night.
The epicentre of the earthquake was 25 km east-southeast (ESE) of Gangtok, Sikkim, the National Center for Seismology said. The earthquake struck at 8:49 PM at a depth of 10 km from the surface.
According to reports, apart from Sikkim, tremors were felt in Assam, north Bengal and Bihar.
Tremors were also felt in some parts of Nepal and Bhutan.
In Sikkim, the earthquake triggered panic. Many people rushed out of their houses as precaution.
“The entire town shook badly. It was a bit scary,” Karma Tenpa, a Gangtok resident, told NDTV on phone.
I was bathing in my hotel room at Darjeeling when the #earthquake struck but I didn’t sense it.
10 sec later heard multiple people rushing outside and the Jab We Met fan inside me thought it’s was Police Raid
I am safe(in case someone cares)
— Gyanesh Tiwary???? (@GyaneshTiwary) April 5, 2021
Hope everyone is safe in North Bengal. #earthquake
— Adil Hossain (@adilhossain) April 5, 2021
No casualties or damage to property have been reported so far.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to the Chief Ministers of the affected states to take stock of the damage, sources said.