An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim on Thursday, Regional Seismological Centre sources said.
The epicentre of the quake that struck at 11.43 am was at a place in Sikkim whose latitude and longitude were 27.4 degree N and 88.5 degree E respectively, the sources said.
A report from Gangtok in Sikkim said some buildings had developed cracks and people were out on the streets. The tremor was also felt in parts of Darjeeling.
Earthquake measuring 5 on Richter Scale jolts Sikkim, tremors felt in Siliguri
Some schools announced holiday and a massive traffic jam was reported from there. A report from Siliguri said the tremor was also felt in Siliguri and people came out of their houses in panic.