Jalpaiguri: A fresh tremblor measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale was felt in Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and some other districts across West Bengal on Monday evening.

A man shows the cracked wall of his house due to the earthquake at Civil Lines at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. PTIA man shows the cracked wall of his house due to the earthquake at Civil Lines at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. PTI

A man shows the cracked wall of his house due to the earthquake at Civil Lines at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. PTI

The fresh earthquake struck at 6.06 pm and its epicentre was located at latitude 26.7 degree north, longitude 88.1 degree east on the Nepal-India border area, according to Gopinath Saha, the head of the Meteorological Department of Sikkim.

The fresh tremor also hit North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Murshidabad districts.

Three people were killed and 69 others were injured in Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude temblor which hit many districts of West Bengal.

On Sunday tremors were felt twice in Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and in different parts of state at noon and at night, triggering panic among people who ran out of homes and gathered on the streets.

PTI

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Fresh aftershock measuring 5.1 on Richter Scale hits West Bengal