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Earthquake rocks Kolkata and suburbs

eziAssist | , Uttarpara-kotrung,  Hooghly

Earth Quake

An earthquake rocks kolkata and adjacent cities of Howrah, Hooghly today at around 12 PM. The quake lasts for nearly 1 minute and everything was shaking like house of cards. people came out from their homes and gathered on the streets to deter any casualties.

Suddenly people felt an uneasyness and thought they are having a little nausea. But soon they understood that this is earthquake and they left their rooms hurriedly for safety. Today being the municipal election date in 91 centres people were having a leisure day at their homes and this sudden movement will make them come out of their comfy rooms.

There are still no news of major casualties till now. The epicentre of the tremor was in Himalayan Range with Nepal being the worst hit. The magnitude was a massive 7.9 in the Richter scale. Though Indian Government has lifted the Tsunami alert today  but authorities instructed the citizens to stay indoors as there might be some major one coming in shortly.

UPDATES:

A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, collapsing houses, centuries-old temples and cutting open roads in the worst tremor in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. The epicenter was 80 kilometers (49 mile) northwest of Kathmandu, he said. The Kathmandu Valley is densely populated with nearly 2.5 million, with the quality of buildings often poor. Most of the buildings in the old city have been destroyed.

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