6.8 Earthquake hits India
Regional TV station NewsLive reported that 10 to 12 buildings collapsed in Sikkim’s state capital of Gangtok. It said several people were rushed to a hospital but gave no further details. Calls to city officials, police, and hospitals were not going through.
Indian seismology official RS Dattatreyan said the quake struck today with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8. It was centered near the border with Nepal, and triggered at least two aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3. He said more aftershocks were possible.