Sep 182011
 
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A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck in the vicinity of Sikkim, India this morning occurring at approximately 8:40 AM (EDT). The quake epicenter is located at 27.723°N, 88.064°E and was approximately 12.2 miles deep. The quake was approximately 42 miles NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Initially reported as a 6.8 magnitude quake, the USGS has upgraded it to 6.9. There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time with the quake happening in a mountainous and sparsely populated region of the country.


UPDATE: 11 have been reported killed (6 in India, 5 in Nepal). Part of British Embassy collapses.

 

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  3. After scrutinizing the given coordinates for the Epicenter for Sept 18 Earthquake (27.723°N, 88.064°E)…. The epicenter of the 6.8 Richter Scale earthquake was Ghunsa (inside Kanchanjunga Conservation Areas) in NE Nepal.

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