New Delhi: A high-intensity earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale on Wednesday at around 7.25pm rocked Kolkata and almost all parts of Bengal. While no casualties or injuries were reported from across the state, reports of buildings getting damaged and suffering cracks surfaced.
Meanwhile, the Alipore Met Department office has put Kolkata on high alert, warning of after-shocks. The IT-hub in Salt Lake and several commercial complexes and high-rise buildings across the state have been vacated and office goers are still waiting outside.
Metro train services remained suspended for a few minutes, however, services are normal now. On the other hand, cracks were observed at a pillar of an under construction flyover for the Joka-BBD Bag metro project at Behala.