A mild earthquake hit Hooghly district of West Bengal and Kolkata late Tuesday evening. The Richter Scale of National Earthquake Centre measured it at 5.0, and the depth was 10km under sea-surface, according to reports.
A source from Indian Seismographic Department (ISD) confirmed that apart from Kolkata and Hooghly, some parts of Jharkhand and Odisha were struck by the tremor yesterday at 6.23pm. The Indian Seismographic Department tweeted that the earthquake had hit several part of Eastern India.
An Orissa based journalist tweeted, “Mild tremor felt in the state. People came out from the house after the earthquake was felt at Baripada, Anandapur and parts of Balasore.”
The tremors were also felt in Jhargram and Nadia district of West Bengal, along with the Northern part of Jharkhand. Though no casualties were reported from the earthquake, stated the state governments.
Calculating from 2015 until now, Kolkata had shaken four times due to Earthquakes in recent past, the Nepal Earthquake, and it aftershock, the Myanmar and Bangladesh Earthquakes also shook Kolkata’s spirit.