Earthquake Today: Moderate Quake Hits Bay of Bengal; India Cities of Delhi, Chennai Feel it

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 21, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck in the Bay of Bengal between India and Bangladesh on Wednesday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey, the national quake-monitoring service, said the temblor measured 6.0 on the Richter scale.

The quake was felt in parts of India after it hit.

The Indian Meteorological Department also confirmed the quake, saying it was approximately 275 kilometers southeast of Odisha’s Paradip

“The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.0 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was in the Bay of Bengal,” an official with the India Meteorological Department told IBNLive.

“Tremors were felt in Odisha and some districts of West Bengal,” added the official.

AP earthquake update: 3 more small earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma 

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Three more earthquakes have rumbled in Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck 10 miles north-northwest of Chandler at 3:30 a.m. Sunday. It had a depth of 2.3 miles.

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit just before 9 a.m. Sunday one mile south-southwest of Stillwater. It had a depth of 2.7 miles.

The third quake was recorded at 1:53 p.m. 13 miles north-northeast of Enid. The magnitude 3.0 earthquakehad a depth of 2.1 miles.

No damage was immediately reported.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.