Latest News: 6.9 Sake Earthquake at Gangtok,Sikkim India

Northeast India suffered a strong earthquake earlier today – September 18, 2011 at 12:40:48  measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale. The quake left at least nine people dead – with four in India and five in Nepal reported at this time. It shook Sikkim in India, a landlocked Indian state in the Sikkim and the least populous state in India (a very densely populated country).

The epicenter of the quake was 68 kilometers (42 miles) northwest of the town of Gangtok in Sikkim, whose population is around 100,000 according to a 2011 census of India.

The U.S. Geological Survey, which tracks earthquakes around the world, has this information about the quake:

Location 27.723°N, 88.064°E
Depth 19.7 km (12.2 miles)
Region Sikkim, India

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