5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Sikkim

An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude hit Sikkim on Monday night, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said, with tremors being also felt in the eastern states of Assam, West Bengal and Bihar.

The quake occurred at 8.49 pm at a depth of 10 km near the India-Bhutan border. Tremors were felt in Gangtok and other parts of the Himalayan state, an official said.

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