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Earthquake of 4.6 magnitude rocks Sikkim

March 27, 2017 10:48 AM |

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A minor earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale rattled the northeastern state of Sikkim on Monday morning. The tremors were felt early morning today when most of the people have dwelled in their sleep.

As per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the shaking was felt early morning at around 3.12 am and was reported 11 kilometers away from Gangtok and at a depth of 10 km below the Earth’s crust.

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The incident came out just a day after an early morning quake of 5.0 had rocked several parts of northeast India and parts of Myanmar on Saturday. The epicenter of the upheaval that was felt on Saturday was Myanmar-India border region. Though no casualties or property damages were reported.

Though no loss of life and property were reported by the recent quake, it yet was strong enough to panic the residents. Many people rushed out of their homes into open grounds just to stay safe and escape any injuries and to stay away from the aftershocks.

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As per the weathermen, the seven sister’s state is considered to be an earthquake prone region. The northeastern states of Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Nagaland are considered to be a seismic prone zone.

These are the sixth major earthquake-prone belt of the country.

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