Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

World Briefing / Bhutan

6.3 earthquake kills at least 10

September 22, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Bhutan, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens, officials and the state-run Bhutan Broadcasting Service said.

The quake was centered about 100 miles east of the capital, Thimphu, at a depth of 4.5 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

At least five people were killed in Mongar district, the epicenter, while the rest died in landslides in the mountainous region, the radio said.

"Houses, and monasteries and roads have been damaged. Mobile services are clogged," said Lungthen Dorji, governor of the eastern Trashigang district.

Tremors were felt in the bordering Indian states of Assam and West Bengal.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|