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Powerful India Quake Kills at least 17, Injures 100

Posted by feww on September 18, 2011

M6.9 Earthquake Strikes India’s Sikkim-Nepal Border Killing at Least 17, Leaving 100 Injured

The quake epicenter was at 27.723°N, 88.064°E, 68 km (42 miles) NW of Gangtok, capital of Sikkim (Himalayan region), NE India, striking at a depth of about 20km, USGS said.

The mainshock which occurred on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 12:40:48 UTC was followed by two significant aftershocks as of posting, which jolted a vast area, triggering landslides and  destroying/damaging dozens of buildings in Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, North Bengal and Bangladesh.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 18

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  • India. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit India’s Sikkim-Nepal border killing at least 17 people and injuring  more than 100 in 3 countries.
    • There are 17 confirmed death as of posting, including 7 in Sikkim, 5 in Nepal, 3 in Darjeeling hills, West Bengal and 2 in India’s Bihar state.
    • Three of the deaths in Katmandu, Nepal occurred when the wall of British embassy’s compound collapsed killing pedestrians, reports said.
    • The quake epicenter was at 27.723°N, 88.064°E, 68 km (42 miles) NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India, striking at a depth of about 20km, USGS said.
    • The mainshock which occurred on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 12:40:48 UTC was followed by two significant aftershocks as of posting, which jolted a vast area, triggering landslides and  destroying/damaging dozens of buildings in Sikkim, Nepal, North Bengal and Bangladesh.
    • Tremors were felt throughout a vast region which reportedly plunged into darkness including Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Delhi.
    • “There may be landslides in the hilly areas. Some aftershocks were also felt after the quake while the Terrai and Doors region are already experiencing intermittent heavy rains,” Meteorological Department said.
    • The casualty figures are expected to rise, authorities said.

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2 Responses to “Powerful India Quake Kills at least 17, Injures 100”

  1. vivek oraon said

    please tell if any major earthquake will occur again in sikkim within 48 hrs

    • feww said

      The probability of significant earthquake striking the region in the next 48 hours is about 52 percent rising to 64 percent over the next 45 days.

      Hope this helps!

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