As the magnitude 9.0 quake struck, the first reports of the quake were coming in from India.
But after several days, the Indian government was still trying to determine the magnitude.
As the quake struck on Sunday evening, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi said, “India has declared a state of emergency, and all the states have been asked to take the necessary measures to protect themselves from potential damage.”
The quake was felt all across the country.
A number of people reported feeling shaking in their homes, while in some places, tremors were felt in schools.
The Indian government issued a statement that the quake was caused by “major earthquakes.”
It said there were reports of damage to buildings in many cities, and a number of casualties, but that there was no immediate indication of cause or effect.
“The Indian Earthquake Management Authority is currently investigating the earthquake and will report its findings to the Cabinet,” the statement read.
The quake came after a major earthquake that rattled India in November 2016.
At the time, there were concerns over how the government was handling the situation after the disaster, but officials said it was still not clear if the quake had caused a tsunami.
India has been rattled by several earthquakes since 2016.
There were multiple earthquakes on Nov. 30, 2016, that killed more than 300 people.
On Jan. 7, 2017, a magnitude 9 quake struck in western India killing more than 100 people and damaging over 1,000 buildings.
On May 4, 2018, a 9.1 earthquake struck in the western Indian state of Gujarat, damaging more than 1,500 buildings.