Crime and Accident

Mild earthquake rocks Bihar

Mild earthquake rocks Bihar

Patna: A mild earthquake was felt across Bihar on Wednesday evening, which caused widespread panic among the people who rushed out of their houses, shops and offices, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

An official at the Patna meteorological department said the earthquake jolted large parts of Bihar. “People in Patna felt mild tremors,” he said.

According to officials of the state disaster management department, people in Patna, Darbhanga, Gaya, Purnea, Kishanganj, Madhubani, Jehanabad and Aurangabad, Raxaul, Motihari felt the tremors.

No casualty or damage to houses has been reported from across the state.

In Patna, hundreds of people rushed out of their houses and gathered in open spaces.

In April last year, a massive earthquake rocked major parts of Bihar, in which 19 people were killed. The epicentre of that earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale was in Kodari, Nepal.