The epicentre of the quake was at 23.6 degrees North Latitude and 87.1 degrees East Longitude, near Andal in Bardhaman district, he informed. Panic-stricken people rushed out of their houses towards open fields. School authorities at many places declared holiday fearing any eventuality. Reports from other districts said that the quake was severe as several buildings developed cracks. However, there are no initial reports of injuries or casualities.