Earthquake: 5.0 magnitude tremors felt in Siliguri

Magnitude – 5.0 Earthquake - Tremors felt in Siliguri, Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri


SILIGURI TIMES CORRESPONDENT

Date Of occurrence – 08/02/2020


Time - 18:17:03 IST

Intensity: Mild

Magnitude: 5.0

Epicenter: 26.3°N , 90.7°E 

Region: District Bongaigaon, Assam.

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit Assam and tremors were felt in Siliguri and its adjacent areas, but there were no reports of injuries or major property damage. Earthquake tremors were felt in Siliguri, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar. 

Strong tremors were felt across Northeast India and in West Bengal. It was not immediately known where the epicenter of the earthquake was but reports indicate it was in Bongaigaon, Assam. The initial magnitude reported was 5.0 on the Richter Scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 636 km above sea level. Tremors were felt in parts of Sikkim and Bhutan as well. More details are awaited.

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