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Moderate quake hits Sikkim, tremors felt in Siliguri

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim today, Regional Seismological Centre sources said in Shillong.

india Updated: Oct 03, 2013 13:17 IST

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.