Earthquake in India: 3.5 magnitude quake on Richter scale hits West Bengal and India-Bangladesh border area

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New Delhi | Updated: May 18, 2016 10:42 AM

Earthquake in India: A quake, classified as of slight intensity, shook West Bengal near the India-Bangladesh border area in on Tuesday afternoon, the IMD said.

Earthquake in India: A quake, classified as of slight intensity, shook West Bengal near the India-Bangladesh border area in on Tuesday afternoon, the IMD said.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the temblor, with a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter scale, struck the region at around 3.42 p.m.

“The epicentre of the earthquake was at 8 km depth at 26.2 north latitude and 88.8 east longitude along India (West Bengal)-Bangladesh boder region,” said the quake report on the IMD website.

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