Kolkata Metro Services Temporarily Suspended After Quake

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Kolkata: Metro services that were temporarily suspended in Kolkata after tremors were felt in the region, have resumed now. An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar today, with tremors being strongly felt in Eastern India including Kolkata, Guwahati and Patna.

The epicenter was reportedly located more than the 500 kilometers from the Indian border. Offices and colleges in Kolkata were evacuated, people there talked of “horrible shaking” and said the tremors lasted at least 10 seconds.

“We felt the tables were shaking,” said a young college student. Earlier this week, an earthquake epicentred in Haryana and registering at 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of Delhi.