An earthquake of 6.3 magnitudes rocked Nepal in the early hours of Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported. according to NCS, the earthquake occurred at around 1:57 am in Nepal at a depth of 10 kilometres.
The tremors were also felt in India’s capital New Delhi and its surrounding areas. “Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on 09-11-2022, 01:57:24 IST, Lat: 29.24 & Long: 81.06, Depth: 10 Km, Location: Nepal,” NCS reported.
Reacting to the news, as reported by ANI, Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in a 6.3 magnitude earthquake.
“Expressing my heartfelt condolences to the families of those who died in the earthquake, which was centred in the Khaptad region of Far West. Also, I have instructed the relevant agencies to arrange immediate and proper treatment of the injured and the victims in the relief and rescue in the affected areas,” tweeted Deuba.
सुदूरपश्चिमको खप्तड क्षेत्र केन्द्रविन्दु बनाई गएको भूकम्पमा परि मृत्यु हुनेहरुप्रति हार्दिक श्रदाञ्जली व्यक्त गर्दै परिवारजनमा समवेदना प्रकट गर्दछु । साथै प्रभावित क्षेत्रमा राहत र उद्दारमा खटिन र घाईतेहरुको तत्काल उचित उपचारको प्रबन्ध गर्न सम्बन्धित निकायलाई निर्देशन दिएको छु।
— Sher Bahadur Deuba (@SherBDeuba) November 9, 2022
This is the second earthquake in Nepal within 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a search and rescue operation is underway at the house that collapsed in the Doti district of Nepal after the latest round of earthquake last night killed six people. Nepal Army has also been mobilized to the earthquake-affected areas for a search and rescue operation.
Nepal | Visuals from Doti where buildings were reduced to debris in wake of the 3rd earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 (as per National Seismological Center,Nepal) that occurred late last night
2 other earthquakes with magnitudes 5.7 & 4.1 occurred there y’day
(Pic: Nepal Army) pic.twitter.com/qqlQ14LkLO
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2022
Nepal also underwent an earthquake of 4.5 magnitudes on the early morning, of Tuesday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported.
According to NCS, the earthquake occurred 155km NE of Kathmandu, Nepal at a depth of 100 kilometres.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.5, Occurred on 08-11-2022, 04:37:27 IST, Lat: 28.57 & Long: 86.58, Depth: 100 Km, Location: 155km NE of Kathmandu, Nepal,” tweeted NCS.
Earlier on October 19, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 shook Kathmandu. As per NCS, the earthquake occurred 53 kilometres east of Kathmandu at around 2:52 pm. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground.
On July 31, an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 took place 147 km ESE of Kathmandu, Nepal at 8.13 am IST around Martim Birta of Khotang district, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre (NEMRC).
The depth of the epicentre was monitored at 10 km in eastern Nepal, determined to be at 27.14 degrees North latitude and 86.67 degrees east longitude.
Earlier in 2015, a high-intensity earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale struck central Nepal between its capital Kathmandu and city of Pokhara. It is estimated to have killed 8,964 people and injured close to 22,000 people.
The earthquake, known as the Gorkha earthquake, also shook several cities across north India; tremors were also felt in Lahore, Pakistan, Lhasa in Tibet, and Dhaka, Bangladesh.