6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Myanmar, tremors felt in Bengal, Bihar and Assam


An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar today, with tremors being strongly felt in Patna, Guwahati and Kolkata.  

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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.

"Everyone ran away from the classroom, we were like Oh My God" said her friend.

Earlier this week, an earthquake epicentred in Haryana and registering at 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of Delhi.