4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Sikkim

Earthquake Jolts Sikkim
Earthquake jolts Sikkim, parts of Northeast

An earthquake of moderate intensity in the Richter Scale jolted Assam on Sunday at 8:39 PM. Tremors were also felt in several other parts of the Sikkim.

The magnitude of the earthquake has been measured to be 4.2 in the Richter Scale, as per the National Center for Seismology.

The earthquake was felt at 8:39 PM. 

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake – 12 km west of Gangtok, East District, Sikkim, India, on Sunday, 25 Jul 2021 8:39 pm (GMT +5:30) According to the sources. 

The tremor was recorded in the evening on Sunday 25 July 2021 at 8:09 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 5 km below the surface.

The event was filed by India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first seismological agency to report it.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. 

In Singtam (pop. 6,100) located 1 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.

Weak shaking might have been felt in Gangtok (pop. 30,700) located 15 km from the epicenter, Kalimpong (pop. 43,000) 19 km away, and Darjeeling (pop. 123,800) 32 km away.

Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kurseong (pop. 46,400) located 45 km from the epicenter, Siliguri (pop. 515,600) 59 km away, Bagdogra (pop. 17,400) 63 km away, and Naxalbari (pop. 57,300) 68 km away.

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