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Strong earthquake rocks Nepal and Northern India

Strong earthquake rocks Nepal and Northern India

A significant earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck Nepal at a shallow depth of 5 km, causing tremors felt in parts of India, including New Delhi and its surrounding regions.

The National Center for Seismology quickly reported the event, and it led to people rushing out of their homes and offices in the capital. However, there have been no immediate reports of damage in either India or Nepal.

The epicentre of this seismic event was pinpointed at 29.39 degrees north latitude and 81.23 degrees east longitude in Nepal, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

Simultaneously, the GeoForschungsZentrum, Germany’s National Research Centre for Geosciences, recorded a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in the same region.

In north India, including Dehradun, strong tremors were felt, prompting people to evacuate buildings as a precaution.

The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 2:51 pm local time, as reported by the National Centre for Seismology.

Shortly after, another earthquake, measuring 5.3 in magnitude, struck western parts of Nepal.

The country’s National Seismological Centre confirmed this event, but fortunately, no loss of life or property was reported.

The epicentre was recorded at the Talkot area of Bajhang district, located 700 km west of Kathmandu, and the tremors extended to neighbouring districts in both Nepal and India.

Remarkably, two significant earthquakes, measuring 6.2 and 4.6 on the Richter Scale, rattled Nepal within half an hour.

The initial quake occurred at 14:25:52 IST, followed by another at 14:51:04 IST, as reported by the National Centre for Seismology.

These seismic events prompted people to exit buildings in various parts of northern India, including ministers.

While these earthquakes have understandably caused alarm and precautionary measures, the quick reporting and the absence of immediate damage or casualties offer some relief to the affected regions.

Authorities will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the safety of residents in the wake of these tremors.

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