The Bihar Post

Bihar, Jharkhand shaken by strong tremors as 6.8 earthquake rocks Myanmar

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PATNA: Strong tremors were felt in Bihar and Jharkhand this evening, triggering panic in the region and forcing the residents to flee out of homes for safety.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Myanmar with a magnitude of 6.8 on the richter scale, according to reports.

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Once the people felt the tremors, they came out of their homes and took shelter at an open place.

Bihar disaster management department has asked the district authorities to fan out and assess the damage. The NDRF has also been alerted.

According to National Centre of Seismology (NCS), the earthquake occurred at 7:25 PM at the depth of 134 km.There were no immediate reports of damage to property and life.

 

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