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Mild earthquake hits Jharkhand

india Updated: Mar 26, 2009 14:28 IST
southern Jharkhand

Parts of southern Jharkhand, including Chaibasa and Jamshedpur, were rocked by a mild earthquake on Wednesday morning.

The tremor, measured 3.8 in the Richter scale, was felt at 10.14 am in southern part of Jharkhand, Central Seismological Observatory (CSO), Shillong said.

Five students and a teacher of a college were injured in in Chaibasa, the district headquarter of West Singhbhum, when a "stampede-like situation" occurred in the institute due to the tremor.

"A stampede like situation occurred as everybody tried to get out of the college building. Four of the five injured students have been admitted to hospital," Nageswar Prasad, principal of Gyanchandra Jain Commerce College where the incident took place, said.

According to CSO, the epicentre of the tremor was at 22.6 degree north latitude and 87.5 degree east longitude.