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Effect of earthquake in India


6 killed, 21 injured in quake in Bihar

Patna: Six persons were killed and 21 others injured in incidents of wall and roof collapse after two high intensity quakes and five more of moderate intensity rattled Bihar today, over a fortnight after the April 25 temblor that claimed 58 lives in the state.

Two persons were killed in separate wall collapse incidents after two high intensity quakes shook Bihar today, over a fortnight after the devastating temblor of April 25 claimed 58 lives in the state.

One person died due to wall collapse following the temblor in Danapur area of Patna district, Senior Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana told.

State Disaster Management control room said they have received report of death of another person in Siwan district due to wall collapse after the quake.

According to state Meteorological department, the first temblor measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale was felt in Patna and other parts of the state at 12:35 PM.

Even before the people could recover from the shock, a second quake was experienced at 1:09 PM measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, the Met office said.

Around 12 school students were injured in Zila public school under Vishvidyalaya police station in the melee to run to safety from class rooms after the quakes, a report from Darbhanga quoting school authority and parents said.

The earthquake triggered panic in many areas.

In the capital city Patna, citizens were seen running out from buildings into open spaces.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was at his 7 Circular Road residence rushed out of the building into the lawn, sources in the CM residence said.

Sources in Raj Bhawan said Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who was in his chamber came out of the building, due to the temblor.

People who had assembled for a book release programme at the Raj Bhawan also ran out to the lawn.

Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi left a press conference midway and rushed out of his Polo Road residence alongwith the journalists.

A Darbhanga report said leader of opposition in the Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav, who was also addressing mediapersons on circuit house, ran towards a lawn after the temblor.

District Magistrate In-charge of East Champaran Bharat Dubey told over phone that he and and other officers had to ran out of the Collectorate office following the quake. He said details of damage was being collected.

Eight injured as quake jolts Bengal

Kolkata: At least eight people were injured as parts of West Bengal were today rocked by an earthquake that had its epicentre in Nepal.

“As per reports received so far, eight persons received minor injuries during the earthquake. Of them, three were from Siliguri and five others were from Matigara in north Bengal,” state Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat Nabanna.

All the injured were immediately taken to local hospitals for treatment and were later released, he said.

There was no information as yet regarding any major incident of loss or damage from anywhere in the state.

Meanwhile, the district magistrates and police superintendents of all districts have been asked to open control rooms with a central control room at the state secretariat under direct supervision of the Disaster Management department.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, now in Bankura, appealed to the people to remain calm and assured that her government would provide all support.

“Earthquake has once again struck many parts of our state and other parts of the country and abroad,” the CM wrote on her Facebook wall.

“I appeal to our people to maintain calm. Our government will provide all support,” she posted.

“Round-the-clock Control Room has been opened at Nabanna and the numbers are 1070 and 22143526. We are with all our brothers and sisters,” Banerjee wrote.

Metro railway services were temporarily suspended due to the tremor from 12.48 PM.

Normal train services resumed at 1.15 PM, Metro railway sources here said.

Some city schools vacated after tremors

New Delhi: Some schools in Delhi and NCR were vacated after tremors were felt in the national capital today.

Students were asked by teachers to evacuate classrooms and assemble in the playground.

“Taking preventive measures we asked students to vacate the building and come out in the open,” teacher of a government school in Turkman Gate area said.

However, after a break of 20-30 minutes schools resumed operation.

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale epicentred in Nepal shook West Bengal, Delhi and several parts of north India today.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed people to maintain calm.

“Please do not panic and maintain calm. Earthquake situation is being closely monitored and officials are already in the field,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Tremors felt in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Tremors were felt in most parts of Odisha today triggering panic among the people who rushed out of the buildings.

An earthquake of 7.4 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred at 12.35 hours IST with its epicentre at latitude 27.60 North and longitude 86.00 East in Nepal, according to a MeT official.

The epicentre of the earthquake was about 815 km North of Bhubaneswar.

Apart from the state capital Bhubaneswar, tremors were felt in Cuttack, Balasore, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Khurda, Rourkela, Ganjam, Baripada, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Nabarangpur and several other places.

Mild tremors in Chennai

Chennai: Mild tremors were felt in some parts of the city here today as the fallout of a powerful earthquake epicentred in Nepal, officials said.

Tremors were felt in Valasaravakkam, Santhome and parts of Kodambakkam, they said.

The Seismology Unit of the Regional Meterological Centre here said the tremors were felt as a result of the 7.1 magnitude quake epicentred in Nepal.

Residents and office-goers fled buildings in the localities to safer zone. There were no reports of any damage to life or property, police said.

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale epicentred in Nepal shook West Bengal, Delhi and several parts of north India today.

Quake jolts Jharkhand

Ranchi: Tremors were felt in several places in Jharkhand today but no loss of life or property damage was reported.

Tremors were felt in Ranchi, Dumka, Giridih and in other places around 12.35 PM for a few seconds, an official said.

There was no report of any damage to life or property.

Earthquake measuring 7.3 on Richter scale jolts Assam

Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale shook Assam today at 12:35 PM.

The quake with epicentre in Nepal was on latitude 27.6 degree north and 86.6 degree east at a depth of 18 km, according to the the Central Seismological Observatory in Shillong.

The quake lasting nearly a minute caused panic among the people who rushed out of their houses and offices to the open spaces outside.

No loss of life or property has been reported so far.

Tremors felt in U’khand    

Dehradun: Tremors were felt across Uttarakhand today as a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, less than three weeks after a devastating quake jolted the Himalayan country.

Tremors were felt in all the 13 districts of Uttarakhand including Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital and Pithoragarh which is close to Nepal border, Anand Sharma, Director of MeT office here said.

It was an aftershock of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal as its epicentre was located in about the same area, Sharma said.

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