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Earthquake of 3.5 magnitude strikes Bihar near Nalanda

According to National Centre of Seismology, the spot was 20km northwest of Nalanda in Bihar and 166km northwest of Giridih in Jharkhand

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 15, 2021 11:45:54 pm
The epicentre was located at a depth of 5km.

Tremors were felt in Patna and other cities of Bihar after an earthquake of magnitude 3.5 struck the state around 9.23 pm on Monday. According to National Centre of Seismology, the spot was 20km northwest of Nalanda in Bihar and 166km northwest of Giridih in Jharkhand while the epicentre was located at a depth of 5km.

No reports of damage due to the earthquake have come so far. According to news agency PTI, the tremors were mild enough to go unnoticed by a large section of the population.

“Tremors felt in Patna. I wish everyone safety and plead all to be attentive, take safety precautions and move to safe open spaces if needed,” leader of the opposition in  Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, tweeted.

On Friday, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck southeastern Tajikistan, sending strong tremors across northern India, including Delhi. The epicentre then was located 35 km west of the city of Murghab in Tajikistan, less than 500 km from Srinagar.

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