Quake Jolts North East India


An earthquake with anintensity of 6 8 on the Richter Scale today jolted thenorthern and eastern parts of the country

The tremor was also felt in various parts of Bihar, As buildings shook, people rushed out of their houses and took refuge in open places.

A report from Darbhanga district in north Bihar said the quake was felt there too.

Neighbouring Jharkhand also felt the shock, according to a Ranchi report.

"We saw computers, chairs and tables rattling in our office," said Manu Singh and Binod Singh, who were among those

who rushed out in the open. People in Sahebganj and Giridih also experienced the

tremor. In the north, besides the national capital, the tremors were felt in Jaipur and nearby areas of Rajasthan.

Panic gripped people in Lucknow and some other places in Uttar Pradesh where the quake was also felt. The tremors were

felt in Mau, Azamgarh, Deoria, Ballia and other towns.

There was, however, no immediate report of any loss of life or property.

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