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An earthquake hit large parts of northern and eastern India on Sunday evening, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quake, with the epicentre in Sikkim, measured 6.8 on the Richter scale and struck around 6.10 p.m., as per the initial report put out by the US agency.
Tremors were felt in Delhi and adjoining regions, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna and Guwahati.
Now then am I wrong in being able to actually look at this info as pretty accurate
Originally posted by GLaDOS
Why are so many earthquakes happening? this is seriously worrying...Could this be a preparation for something BIG? There have already been 16 MAJOR earthquakes this year..
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However, I'm asking if there might be celestial explanations for the frequency/susceptibility of earthquake activity. Sort of like the connection of water tides and the moon.
The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website the quake was centered 64 km (40 miles) north west of Gangtok, capital of northeastern state Sikkim. It was 10 km (6.2 miles) deep.
"Cracks have developed in some buildings in Gangtok. Most phone lines are down and there is no electricity now. People have come out on the street," said Gangtok resident Bobby Dahal.
"It is too early to ascertain any damage. We are trying to get in touch with the state government of Sikkim to know if they need any help from us," Sujata Saunail, joint secretary of he National Disaster Management Authority, told Reuters.
Sikkim is India's least populous state, located in the Himalayas between Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
Telephone land lines to Gangtok were temporarily knocked out and mobile networks were quickly swamped, making communications with the affected area difficult.
There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.