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Tremor in Kolkata, buildings develop cracks

Press Trust of India
Apr 11, 2012 at 03:50pm IST

Kolkata: Kolkata and its neighbourhood were rocked by a mild tremor due to a high intensity earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on Wednesday.

Tremors were also felt in North 24 Parganas adjoining Kolkata and in the north Bengal town of Siliguri, officials said.

According to reports, some buildings on Park Street in the metropolis developed cracks.

Tremor in Kolkata, buildings develop cracks

Tremors were also felt in North 24 Parganas adjoining Kolkata and in the north Bengal town of Siliguri, officials said.

Metro Rail services in the city were suspended from 2:42 pm and passengers were asked to vacate stations.

Officials in the Seismological Centre here said the epicentre of the high intensity earthquake was on the west coast of northern Sumatra.

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