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Tremors from 6.9 Myanmar quake felt in Kolkata, Patna & Northeast

Tremors from 6.9 Myanmar quake felt in Kolkata, Patna & Northeast

Kolkata: An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck in northwest Myanmar on Wednesday night causing tremors that were felt in Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati and most parts of eastern India.

The quake which struck around 7,25 pm IST had its epicentre 100 km north-northwest of the city of Monywa at a depth of 135 km, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

In Kolkata as in other parts of the region people ran out into the streets as the buildings began to shake.

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