"Earthquake which had its epicentre in Nepal region, was felt in the city and other parts of the Eastern region. The quake measured 7.1- 7.2 on richter scale. We are still waiting for more details," D K  Das , a senior official of Kolkata Metrological department said.
The epicentre of the earthquake was about 815 km North of Bhubaneswar.

Apart from the state capital Bhubaneswar, tremors were felt in Cuttack, Balasore, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Khurda, Rourkela, Ganjam, Baripada, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Nabarangpur and several other places.

In Kolkata, hundreds of people ran out of their homes, offices, metro stations and high rise buildings, and assembled on the streets. The tremors were felt in various parts of the city
especially in Lake Town, Salt Lake, Dalhouise and Park street area.
The April 25 Earthquake had claimed over 8000 lives in Nepal. Several people were also killed in India following the quake.

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