An earthquake in eastern India that was not linked to the massive earthquake that struck Nepal last month was not a natural disaster, officials in India said.
A team of Indian seismologists said on Wednesday that the tremor was not felt as it was reported to be in the western state of West Bengal.
The earthquake hit on Wednesday at a depth of about 1,200 meters (3,500 feet) and lasted for about two minutes, with the strongest earthquake to hit the region since February, said Gopal Vora, deputy commissioner of the State Emergency Services, adding that there was no tsunami warning in place.
The team of seismologists also said that the magnitude of the quake was about 1.5, which is slightly weaker than a magnitude 3.6 earthquake, which struck Nepal in February.
India has experienced three major earthquakes in the past year and a half, the first one in March, and two in July and August, killing more than 9,000 people.