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Earthquake measuring 5 on Richter scale jolts Sikkim

In Gangtok some buildings had developed cracks and people were out on the streets.

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim on Thursday,Regional Seismological Centre sources said here.

The epicentre of the quake that struck at 11.43 am was at a place in Sikkim whose latitude and longitude were 27.4 degree N and 88.5 degree 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.

As per reports tremors were also felt in Siliguri and people came out of their houses in panic.

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