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Mild Earthquake hits parts of West Bengal and Jharkhand

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 hits parts of West Bengal and Jharkhand, no casualties or loss of lives reported


Parts of West Bengal and Jharkhand were struck by a mild intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.8 earlier today on Sunday. The tremors of earthquake were first reported in Bankura and later felt in neighboring regions. These places include Giridih, Jamtara, and Dumka in Jharkhand while in West Bengal tremors were felt in Bankura, Purulia, Durgapur and Burdwan. There has been no damage to property nor loss of lives have been reported from the region.

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ANI tweeted,

As per the IMD, the earthquake with magnitude 4.8 on the richter scale hit Bankura West Bengal today at 10:39 am. The epicenter of the tremor was 10 km below the surface of Earth at latitude 23.3 degrees north and longitude 86.9 degrees east, news agency PTI reported.

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The earthquake came four days after tremors of similar intensity were reported off the Andaman coast. On May 22 tremors of 5.6 magnitudes struck Mayabunder at 6:09 am in the morning. The low-intensity impact was reported from parts of Andaman and Nicobar and neighboring Myanmar. The aftershocks of the quake were felt on Saturday as well. No loss of lives or property were reported.

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