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India : Earthquake : 2011/09/18

GLIDE:  EQ-2011-000136-IND

Satellite Images (Sentinel Asia):  ERICIM000014

Duration 2011/09/18
Country or District India
Name Earthquake
Outline On September 18, 2011, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck isolated Himalayan regions in India, Nepal and Tibet. At least 18 people were killed. The worst affected area was the northern Indian state of Sikkim, the epicentre of the quake where at least 18 people have been killed.
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Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA 2011/09/23
As of 23 September, the Government reported 92 earthquake related deaths, with 71 deaths in Sikkim State, 12 deaths in West Bengal and nine deaths in Bihar.

OCHA 2011/09/20
58 people have died in Sikkim State, West Bengal and Bihar in India.

CNN.com 2011/09/18
Magnitude-6.9 quake kills 21 in India and Nepal

Reuters AlerNet 2011/09/19
Soldiers and rescuers hiked in lashing rain to isolated Himalayan villages on Monday in search of survivors after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake killed 54 people in India, Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet.

USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Magnitude 6.9 Date-Time Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 12:40:48 UTC Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 06:10:48 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 27.723°N, 88.064°E Depth 19.7 km (12.2 miles) Region SIKKIM, INDIA Distances 68 km (42 miles) NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India 119 km (73 miles) NNW of Shiliguri, West Bengal, India 272 km (169 miles) E of KATHMANDU, Nepal 572 km (355 miles) N of Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India

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OCHA 2011/09/19
Himalayan Earthquake