6.3 magnitude earthquake hits west Nepal; tremors felt across north India

West Nepal is struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, leaving 6 dead.

Summary: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck west Nepal has killed at least six people, and vibrations can be felt in north India.

West Nepal is hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, and vibrations can be felt in north India.

According to the National Seismological Centre, the earthquake had an epicentre in Khaptad National Park in the Doti district and occurred at 2.12 a.m.

According to authorities, a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck west Nepal early on November 9 and left at least six people dead and five more injured.

The earthquake, which had its epicentre at Khaptad National Park in the Doti district, happened around 2.12 a.m., according to the National Seismological Centre.

The Doti District Police Office’s interim chief, Police Deputy Superintendent Bhola Bhatta, claims that all of the fatalities were caused by falling debris from collapsed buildings during the earthquake.

In the early hours of Wednesday, there was an earthquake that affected areas of Delhi and Nepal. Image Source: The Hindu

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake, which struck at 1.57 a.m., was in Nepal, around 90 kilometres east-southeast of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand (NCS). The area has been experiencing earthquakes of lesser magnitude for the past few days.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal, according to the National Center for Seismology. Nepal was the location of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that occurred on September 11, 2022 at 1:57 IST, Lat: 29.24 and Long: 81.06, depth: 10 km.

In April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, killing around 9,000 people and injuring almost 22,000 more. Additionally, it damaged more than 800,000 homes and schools.

The greatest earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years struck in April 2015, flattening homes and structures like the recognisable Dharhara tower and famed Darbar Square in the centre of Kathmandu, killing approximately 9000 people.

In Bangladesh, there were two fatalities, six in Tibet, and 34 more in India. At the Nepal-China border, two Chinese nationals perished. According to Laxmi Dhakal, a representative of the Home Ministry, the dead toll is almost certain to increase given the scope of the destruction.

The earthquake’s epicentre is seen on a map by the U.S. Geological Survey close to Lamjung in western Nepal.

The magnitude was changed by the U.S. Geological Survey from 7.5 to 7.9 and subsequently to 7.8. It stated that the earthquake occurred in Lamjung, West Nepal, at 11:56 a.m. local time (06:11 GMT). Since the 8.2 temblor off the coast of Chile on April 1, 2014, it was the biggest shallow earthquake.

A ground rescue team has been sent to the area, and two helicopters are waiting in the nearby towns of Surkhet and Nepalgunj, according to Narayan Silwal, spokesman for the Nepali army.

Another quake occurs within a day.

West Nepal was shaken by a 5.7 magnitude tremor that occurred at 9.07 p.m. on November 8 and a 4.1 magnitude one that occurred immediately after it at 9.56 p.m. The epicentre was described as being the same.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 100 kilometres, 155 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu.

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake that occurred on November 8, 2022, at 4:37:27 IST, at coordinates 28.57 and 86.58 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu, Nepal, was reported by NCS on Twitter.

Not just in west Nepal, but also in northern India, encompassing Delhi and its surroundings of Gurugram and Ghaziabad, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh, people felt the earthquakes.

Many others shared videos of people running from their homes and groups of neighbours huddling over their phones to discuss what had happened and where the epicentre was on Twitter. In one video, a chandelier was seen swaying.

“I’m only 80 kilometres from this earthquake’s epicentre… I’m telling you, guys. I was sound asleep. My desk started banging against the wall. The almirah created noise. my bed began to shake. According to user Dinesh Sharma, who claims to be based in Pilibhit near the border, it lasted for at least 50 to 70 seconds.

Neha Yadav, another Twitter user, claimed that in her four years of living in Delhi, she had never seen earthquakes of this magnitude.

The epicentre of the 4.5-magnitude earthquake that rocked Uttarakhand on November 6 was located 17 kilometres to the east-southeast of Uttarkashi.

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