PM Modi takes stock of damage due to earthquake near Sikkim-Nepal border

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According to the Government Sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to take stock of the damage due to the earthquake near the Sikkim-Nepal border. PM Modi has already started to talk with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Sikkim CM PS Tamang, sources added.

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale took place near the Sikkim-Nepal border, according to the National Centre for Seismology. The quake happened at about 8.49 pm at a depth of 10 km near the India-Bhutan border.

“PM Narendra Modi is taking stock of the damage due to the earthquake. He is speaking to chief ministers of all 4 affected states and has already spoken to the CMs of Bihar, Assam and Sikkim,” the sources said.

Some parts of Assam, Bihar and West Benga felt the tremor. But till now no loss of human lives has been reported as of now. The epicentre of the earthquake was 25 km east-southeast (ESE) of Gangtok, Sikkim, as per the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

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The earthquake hit at 8:49 PM IST at a depth of 10 km from the surface. Slight tremors were also witnessed in Darjeeling, Dhupguri (Jalpaiguri), Siliguri, Coochbehar, Raiganj