Earthquake Of 5.8 Magnitude Hits Nepal, Strong Tremors Felt In Delhi, Adjoining Areas

Delhi Earthquake: The intensity of the earthquake was so high that strong tremors were also felt in Delhi and adjoining areas including Noida and Ghaziabad.

Earthquake Of 5.8 Magnitude Hits Nepal, Strong Tremors Felt In Delhi, Adjoining Areas

PANIC ensued across Delhi-NCR after strong earthquake tremors were felt in the national capital region on Tuesday afternoon. According to the National Centre for Seismology, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal at 2:28 pm today. The intensity of the earthquake was so high that strong tremors were also felt in Delhi and adjoining areas including Noida and Ghaziabad. 

The quake was at a depth of 10 km and was about 63 km to the northwest of Nepal's Jumla district, more than 300 km from the capital, Kathmandu. There were no immediate reports of any casualties. Social media users in India said they felt strong tremors that shook ceiling fans and other hanging objects.     

Meanwhile, at least three houses collapsed in Nepal due to the strongs tremors of the earthquake. The epicenter of the earthquake is the Border of the Himali Village Council of Bajura and Humla's Tajakot Village Council. Rescuers and local officials are finding it hard to get information on the ground due to the inclement weather condition and lack of communication means, as per information.

"A few more houses collapsed in the area after the earthquake. We have got the information that 3 more houses have collapsed in the district," said DSP Surya Thapa. "Due to the inclement weather condition and snowfall in the area, we are not able to establish contact with other localities. The telephone is not working," Chief of Himali Village Council Govinda Bahadur Malla told ANI over the phone.

In the past few months, Nepal has felt tremors. On December 28, two earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 and 5.3 hit Nepal's Baglung district in the early hours, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring & Research Center (NEMRC), Nepal.

As per the readings from the centre, an earthquake measuring 4.7 occurred around Adhikari Chaur of Baglung District at 01:23 (local time). The second earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale reportedly struck around Khunga of Baglung District at 02:07 (local time), NEMRC, Nepal tweeted. "An Earthquake of ml 5.3 occurred around Khunga of Baglung District at 02:07 on 2079/09/13 NEMRC/DMG," the tweet read.

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