Monday, May 21, 2007


Gangtok, 20 May

Two minor tremors in a span of one hour at around 8.30 PM and 9.30 PM created panic among the residents of west and south district. According to information received, a four second tremor that rocked many part of the state led to people run for safety in this two district. However, no casualties or loss of any property has been reported. Officially, the magnitude and the epicenter of earthquake could not be confirmed. It is to be noted that earlier on 18th of May similar quake had rocked Sikkim.

Magnitude mb 5.2

Date time 2007-05-20 at 14:18:16.9 UTC
Location 27.4 N ; 88.24 E
Depth 20 km
Distances 39 km NW Darjiling (pop 123,797 ; local time 19:48 2007-05-20)
37 km W Gangtok (pop 30,700 ; local time 19:48 2007-05-20)
28 km NW Namchi (pop 1,147 ; local time 19:48 2007-05-20)