NEW DELHI: A major earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale on Wednesday hit areas around the India-Myanmar border and its tremors were felt in the northeast, West Bengal, Bihar and other parts of the country.
According to National Centre of Seismology (NCS), the earthquake occurred at 7:25PM at the depth of 134 km.
The US Geological Survey said an earthquake measuring 7.0 had struck Myanmar, a country to the east of India.
According to initial reports, the earthquke’s epicentre is northwest of Mandalay.There were no immediate reports of damage to property and life.
Tremors from the quake were felt in Nepal, North-East India, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
Strong tremors were felt in Guwahati and Kolkata, where buildings were evacuated.
Tremors were also felt in northern India in Delhi and in the NCR region,
2015 Kashmir Despatch