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.
West Bengal was torn apart by a severe cyclone, Amphan, from 20-25 May taking the lives of 98 people and damaging thousands of houses and buildings, uprooting trees and electric poles, as well as damaging crops.