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5.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Sikkim

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Sikkim at 8:49 PM on Monday, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The quake was recorded at 15:19

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Sikkim at 8:49 PM on Monday, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The quake was recorded at 15:19 UTC, with the epicentre located at a depth of 30 km, the EMSC said.

Tremors were felt across Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Bhutan and Nepal.

There was no immediate report of damage of property or casualties as a result of the quake.

First Published: 5th April, 2021 21:11 IST

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