An earthquake measuring 7.4 with its epicenter near Kathmandu, Nepal was felt across the Indian subcontinent.
Tremors of were felt in as far as Chennai. Bihar, West Bengal experienced quakes of magnitude 7.1. Assam was hit by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. Odisha and Jharkand also felt the massive earthquake.
“Earthquake which had its epicentre in Nepal region, was felt here in the city and other parts of the Eastern region. The quake measured 7.1- 7.2 on Richter scale. We are still waiting for more details,” D K Das, a senior official of Kolkata Metrological department said.
Hundreds of people ran out of their homes, offices, metro stations and high rise buildings and assembled on the streets. People ran out of Metro stations and high rise buildings.
The quake lasted for nearly a minute. No loss of life or property has been reported so far.
The quake with epicentre in Nepal was on latitude 27.6 degree north and 86.6 degree east at a depth of 18 km, according to the Central Seismological Observatory.