Gangtok: A mild intensity earthquake of 3.9
magnitude hit Sikkim Thursday night, just four days after a powerful
temblor hit the state, leaving behind a trail of deaths and
According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
sources, the quake measuring 3.9 magnitude in the Richter
scale hit the state at 10.15 pm. The epicentre of the quake
was in Sikkim, .
Panicked residents in the state capital came out of
their homes during the tremor.
Director General of Police (DGP) Jasbir Singh said most
of the people came out of their homes and are now on the roads
and in other open areas, the DGP said.
As most of the houses in the city have developed cracks
after Sunday`s 6.8 magnitude quake, people are reluctant to
return to their houses after the mild tremor and wanted to
spend the night on the roads and in other open areas, Singh
At least 74 people have died in the Himalayan state in
Sunday`s powerful temblor.