An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim today, Regional Seismological Centre sources said in Shillong.
The epicentre of the quake that struck at 11.43am was at a place in Sikkim whose latitude and longitude were 27.4° N and 88.5° E respectively, the sources said.
A report from Gangtok in Sikkim said some buildings had developed cracks and people were out on the streets.
Some schools announced holiday and a massive traffic jam was reported from there.
A report from Siliguri said the tremor was also felt in Siliguri and people came out of their houses in panic.