Tremor Jolts Jharkhand, Bihar & Bengal


Asansol: A moderate intensity quake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale today shook some parts of Jharkhand and Bihar. Earthquake also felt in the massive part of Asansol, Durgapur and Maldah.

The quake, with its epicenter at Deogarh in Jharkhand, was felt at around 8 AM and lasted for a few seconds. There was no report of any loss to life or property so far.

State Meteorological Director A K Sen said in Patna that the tremors were felt in places like Gaya, Munger, Jamui and Banka in Bihar.

A Ranchi report said the earthquake struck Deoghar, Dumka and Jamtara areas in Jharkhand. People rushed out of their houses after experiencing the tremors.