Published On: Mon, Apr 27th, 2015

New quake felt in northeast India, strength 5.1

Patna: Tremors shook northeast India on Monday, three days after a severe earthquake caused devastation in neighbouring Nepal, sending residents rushing out of their homes fearing for their safety.

People stand outside of their office buildings following an earthquake in Guwahati.Photo : The Northeast Today

People stand outside of their office buildings following an earthquake in Guwahati.
Photo : The Northeast Today

The US Geological Survey said the earthquake was centred in the Indian state of West Bengal and had a magnitude of 5.1, less severe than Saturday’s 7.9 quake in Nepal that has been followed by dozens of aftershocks.

“It was just now, Everything was shaking. People began to come out of their homes,” a Reuters reporter in Patna said.

Reuters

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