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Earthquake scare in India

Earthquake scare in India

Myanmar was hit with a massive 6.8 magnitude earthquake. According to the reports of Mediterranean Seismological Center, the epicenter of the earthquake is 190 km southwest from the region of Mandalay.

The majority of the earthquake is felt in the region of central Myanmar. However, there were several areas of India, where the tremors of the earthquake were felt in regions of India as well. According to preliminary reports, earthquake tremors were felt in Northeast India. This included big cities like Kolkata, Agartala, Bhubaneswar, Gaya and Patna.

In Kolkata, the city administration also suspended metro train services as a precautionary measure. The services However, the services were resumed partially after 5:00 PM.

The tremors that were felt were negligible in nature. However, there are speculations of stronger aftershocks that could hit India. However, as this was happening, there have been scary reports from Bihar. Many residents gathered in open places after earthquake tremors were felt in tall buildings and houses alike.

Due to the tremors that were felt, many schools and colleges were closed for the day. Several people reported that the tremors lasted for a few seconds.

The city administration is taking preventive steps to deal with the aftershocks. However, it is expected that the chances of aftershock to be reported are minimal.

There are still reports to come from Myanmar to ascertain the damage caused by the earthquake. The recent tremors in the South Asian nation came a day after a 5.3 magnitude earthquake was reported at Indo-Myanmar border.

Official warning is yet to be sent out by seismologists regarding any more aftershocks in the region. Even the schools and colleges have been alarmed by the earthquake in Agartala. So far, the reports have been saying that the impact has been negligible. The people in Bihar were absolutely terrified of the tremors because it would have worsened their situation.

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