6 died by 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Nepal
Six people have been killed, while five others have been injured in a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal. Tremors of this earthquake were also felt in North India, although there is no report of any damage in India.
On the other hand, according to Nepal’s National Earthquake Monitoring Center, an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude was felt in Nepal at 2.12 pm. Its center was in Doti district. Nepal’s Interior Ministry spokesman Phanindra Pokharel said that six people were killed in the earthquake.
Phanindra Pokharel said that five seriously injured people have been admitted to the district hospital in Doti. A police post and eight houses have been reported to have collapsed in the Nepal earthquake. Doti district deputy superintendent of police Bhola Bhatta said that several houses were damaged during the quake and people have died due to its debris. Nepal’s army and police are engaged in relief and rescue operations.
Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was present in western Nepal when the earthquake struck late last night. He was on his way for election rallies in Dhangarhi district, 160 km south of the epicenter. According to Phanindra Pokharel, the tremors of the earthquake were also felt in Dhangarhi. The Prime Minister is safe though.
Two aftershocks of earthquake were felt
Earlier, two tremors of earthquake were felt in western Nepal. An earthquake of 5.7 magnitude was felt at 9.07 pm on Tuesday night, and a 4.1-magnitude earthquake was felt at 9:56 pm on Tuesday night.
Tremors of the earthquake were felt in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and across North India including Gurugram and Ghaziabad. According to India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS), a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 1:57 pm, with its epicenter in Nepal, about 90 km east-southeast of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.
Earthquake tremors were felt twice in Uttarakhand in a span of a few hours, due to which people came out of their homes in fear. Due to the strong tremors of the earthquake, people suddenly woke up from a deep sleep and ran out of the houses fearing something untoward. People were still not able to recover from this tremor that at 6.27 am on Wednesday morning, once again people were shocked by the earthquake.
According to the Center for Seismology, this time the epicenter of the earthquake was Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand on the Indo-Nepal border, which measured 4.3 on the Richter scale. At present, there is no report of any loss of life or property in the state due to the earthquake. On the other hand, in Delhi-NCR too, people came out of their homes around 2 o’clock in the night after the earthquake.