New quake hits northeast India, strength 5.1 - USGS

New quake hits northeast India, strength 5.1 - USGS
Bystanders look at a collapsed house following an earthquake, in Siliguri on April 25, 2015. Powerful quake which hit Nepal had sent tremors across neighbouring countries.

PATNA, India - Tremors shook northeast India on Monday, three days after a severe earthquake caused devastation in neighbouring Nepal, sending residents rushing out of their homes fearing for their safety.

The US Geological Survey said the earthquake was centred in the Indian state of West Bengal and had a magnitude of 5.1, less severe than Saturday's 7.9 quake in Nepal that has been followed by dozens of aftershocks.

"It was just now, Everything was shaking. People began to come out of their homes," a Reuters reporter in the north Indian city of Patna said.

More about

Nepal earthquake
Purchase this article for republication.



Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.