According to National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the epicentre of the quake was in Myanmar and it occurred at 4:04 pm at a depth of 58 kms.

"Though the estimate of damage has not been done, this is strong magnitude quake that causes great damage to life and property," an official said.

Tremors were felt in Bihar, West Bengal and northeastern states in India, spreading panic among people There were no immediate reports of loss to life or property.

This is second time in two days that tremors were felt in Myanmar. On Tuesday, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in the Myanmar-India border region also rocked Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya and some other parts of northeast India. However, there was no report of major damage.

The northeast is one of the most earthquake prone regions in the world.

Metro Services Halted Then Resumed In Kolkata

Metro railway services were halted for a brief period and an early holiday was declared at the state secretariat as tremors were felt in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal following a quake in Myanmar.

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However, the services resumed after some time after the tracks were inspected and found undamaged.

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