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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Earthquake in India Today-18 September 2011 News-Earthquake in Sikkim- 6.9 Magnitude Quake

18-September 2011 20:27 PM
New Delhi, india: A severe earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale rocked Sikkim on Sunday evening resulting in at least nine deaths and injuries to several others. The epicentre of the quake was 64 km from Gangtok in Sikkim, causing major damages in the area.

15 days Two Earthquakes shakes New Delhi...What if 2012 comes?

Earthquake in India and Sikkim
Earthquake in India and Sikkim

Four people have been killed in Sikkim, state Chief Secretary Karma Gyatso said and five people are reported dead in Nepal. Two persons were reportedly killed in Nalanda and Darbhanga districts of Bihar, out of which one died in a stampede following the tremors. Official say that at least 33 people are reported to have been injured.

The casualty figures are expected to rise as reports from the smaller villages and towns of Sikkim pour in.

The earthquake struck on Sunday at 6:10 PM and tremors were felt in many parts of Bihar including the state capital, Patna, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh also. Mild tremors were also felt in Delhi and other parts of North India. 
Aftershocks measuring 6.1 and 5.3 on the Richter Scale were also felt around Sikkim 20 minutes after the earthquake.

Seven people were killed today after an earthquake of intensity measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale hit Sikkim and the northern and eastern India as well as Nepal, reports said remors were felt in Lucknow, Patna, Kolkata, New Delhi and the National Capital Region.

Tree aftershocks, of magnitude 5.7, 5.1 and 4.6 were also felt in Sikkim, says the India Meteorological Department.

Many buildings in the state have developed cracks, including the Sikkim Manipal University building.
Sikkim; phone lines are congested in West Bengal. Five Indian Air Force planes have also been pressed into action for relief operations. Small Army col
There is no electricity in Gangtok and Darjeeling. Telephone lines have also snapped in some parts of
Sumns in Sikkim have also been mobilised post the earthquake.
ster Pawan Chamling and offered help. The Prime Minister has directed the Cabinet Secretary to call an emergency meeting of the Disaster Management Authority. (Read: PM orders meeting of disaster authority) The quake comes just days after an earthquake of 4.2 magnitud
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has spoken to Sikkim's Chief Min
i.e. hit Haryana's Sonepat district, sending tremors in New Delhi. (Read: Sikkim quake is India's fourth this September).


  1. how many people have been killed in Sikkim, inedia and Nepal. i have friends over there..I wish god all is safe.

  2. The death toll from a strong earthquake in northeastern India and Nepal climbed to 23 on Monday, but police said the full extent of the damage in the remote region was not known.
    The full extent of damage was not immediately known because the region is sparsely populated with many people living in remote areas now cut off by mudslides triggered by the quake, Sikkim police chief Jasbir Singh said.

    A powerful earthquake with a 6.8 magnitude hit Sikkim and several areas in the eastern part of the country and neighbouring Nepal on Sunday, leaving several dead and injuring more than 100 while causing extensive damage to buildings and roads.

    The epicentre of the quake -- the biggest in two decades -- was located at Mangan and Sakyong areas, over 50 km from Gangtok on the Sikkim-Nepal border.

    At least seven people are killed in Sikkim and more than 50 injured, chief secretary Karma Gyatso said.

    "We have sounded a high alert. Police are on the streets in Gangtok and other major towns,'' Gyatso said.

    Electricity and some phone service was interrupted in the area.

    Gyatso said paramilitary soldiers worked through the night Sunday trying to clear the national highway blocked at two places due to landslides.

    Two army jawans were also killed in north Sikkim area and three army vehicles including one with army personnel are reported missing, army officials said in Delhi.

    In neighbouring West Bengal four deaths were reported – three in Darjeeling district and one in Jalpaiguri district, Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh said.

    "The Prime Minister himself is monitoring the developments connected to the quake," Seth later said.

    There have been at least two aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3, Indian seismology official R S Dattatreyan said. He warned more aftershocks were possible.

  3. Please remember spelling of India.

  4. okay sure thanks to recognize the spelling of India in my comment..

  5. "...What if 2012 comes?" it's the second title this week I'm reading regarding 2012 - not doubt that the last two years were very "busy" with earthquake, volcanoes etc. but what with the people karma? where is the optimism?