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6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar; tremors felt in northeast, Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati

Earthquake measuring 6.8 on Richter scale hit Myanmar on Wednesday.


6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar; tremors felt in northeast, Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati

New Delhi: Earthquake measuring 6.8 on Richter scale hit Myanmar on Wednesday.

Tremors were felt in northeastern states like Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar.

The epicentre of the quake was 25km West of Chauk in Burma.

Panic gripped Kolkata and Patna, where residents were seen rushing out of their offices and residences.

Metro services were temporarily suspended in Kolkata after earthquake tremors were felt in the region. The train were resumed after some time.

Fortunately no damages were reported from any of the areas.

The northeast is one of the most earthquake prone regions in the world.

US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck 143 km (88 miles) west of the city of Meiktila at a depth of 84 km (52 miles).

The quake shook buildings in buildings in Myanmar`s biggest city of Yangon and in other towns and cities

The quake was also felt in Bangladesh.

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