Earthquake strikes West Bengal’s Bankura: Jolt of 4.1 magnitude


A mild earthquake of 4.1 magnitude shook Bankura district of West Bengal on Wednesday, an IMD official said in Kolkata.

The quake at 11.24 am took place at a depth of 15 km from the earth’s surface at latitude 23.5 of degree north and longitude 87.1 degree east, the official said.

No report of any kind of casualty or damage to property has been reported, the IMD official’s report says. People in Bankura district town, about 200 km from Kolkata, experienced shaking of the earth surface and came out of their houses and other buildings.

Earthquake Strikes West Bengal's Bankura
Earthquake Strikes West Bengal’s Bankura

Informing about the earthquake in Bankura district of West Bengal the IMD official said, “The quake at 11.24 am took place at a depth of 15 km from the earth’s surface at latitude 23.5 of degree north and longitude 87.1 degree east.The quake lasted for two seconds.”

West Bengal’s Bankura district falls in the seismic zone that affects Sikkim to a larger extent. Entire Sikkim state is prone to erthquake. As per the PTI news agency reports, first earthquake hit East Sikkim district at 1.33 AM and the other one was recorded in West Bengal’s Bankura district at 11.24 AM, the IMD official said.


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