New quake felt in north-east India, strength 5.1

It originated 5 km south-west of Mirik, in the Darjeeling district.

Updated - November 16, 2021 05:08 pm IST

Published - April 27, 2015 06:47 pm IST - Patna

Source: USGS

Source: USGS

Tremors shook north-east India on Monday, three days after a severe earthquake caused devastation in neighbouring Nepal, sending residents rushing out of their homes fearing for their safety.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was centred in West Bengal and had a magnitude of 5.1, less severe than Saturday's 7.9 quake in Nepal that has been followed by dozens of aftershocks.

It originated 5 km south-west of Mirik, in the Darjeeling district.

"It was just now, everything was shaking. People began to come out of their homes," a Reuters reporter in Patna said.

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