New Delhi, Sept 18: Today earth An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 shook large parts of northern and eastern India with its epicenter located a few kilometres from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.
People rushed out of their homes in Lucknow, Patna, Delhi and National capital region, as tremors were felt in the evening.
The following are the seismological details:
6.8 (Preliminary magnitude)
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 12:40:47 UTC Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 06:10:47 PM at epicenter
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
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