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Earthquake of Magnitude 4.1 Hits Parts of West Bengal in India; Dark Humor Now Shadows Twitter

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New Delhi (Sputnik): 2020 has been a tough year. After a forest fire lashed at the Australian continent, a deadly virus unleashed itself upon humanity. Amid the already chaotic ecosystem, a string of earthquakes have been rocking India in recent months.

Residents from the Durgapur region of eastern India’s West Bengal felt the earth shake beneath their feet on Wednesday. The earthquake was of a medium-low intensity 4.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale, local officials confirmed.

According to the National Centre of Seismology, the earthquake occurred in the early morning hours with its epicentre 110 km east-northeast of Durgapur. 

No casualties have so far been reported.

The news saw some dark humor on Twitter with netizens mocking Delhi residents due to the quake shifting its “focus” away from India's capital. Delhi has recently experienced frequent earthquakes.

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