Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the damage caused by the earthquake near the Sikkim-Nepal border

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is assessing the damage caused by the earthquake near the Sikkim-Nepal border and is talking to the chief ministers of the four affected states, Indian government sources said.

Sources said Modi has already spoken to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonwal and Sikkim CM PS Tamang.

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook the region near the Sikkim-Nepal border, according to the National Center for Seismology.

The quake struck at a depth of 10 km near the Indo-Bhutan border at 8.49 pm.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is assessing the damage caused by the quake. He is talking to the chief ministers of the four affected states and has already spoken to the chief ministers of Bihar, Assam and Sikkim,” the source said.

The tremors were also felt in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal.

No casualties have been reported so far.

More details are awaited.

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