The Lamidanda region of Nepal’s Jajarkot district was struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. At about 11.30 p.m., tremors were reported in numerous north Indian cities, including the Delhi-NCR area.
The earthquake happened at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS). It happened in latitude 28.84 N and longitude 82.19 E. Strong earthquakes have rocked Nepal three times in the last month.
Here are the most recent updates:
The epicenter of the earthquake, according to Nepal’s National Earthquake Monitoring & Research Center, occurred near Jajarkot, roughly 250 miles northeast of Kathmandu.
According to authorities, at least 128 people have died and 140 have been wounded.
- Tremors were felt in various northern Indian states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and the Delhi-NCR region.
- Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed his heartfelt sadness at the loss of life in a post on X. According to his office, he has asked security services to provide rapid rescue and relief to those affected.
- Local officials have been unable to establish touch with the Jajarkot settlement, which has a population of 190,000. According to Namaraj Bhattarai, a police officer, “rescue and search teams must clear roads blocked by dry landslides caused by the earthquake in order to reach the affected areas.”
- According to Harish Chandra Sharma, a government administration officer, 17 individuals were reported killed in the Jajarkot area. According to police officer Narvaraj Bhattarai, the quake killed at least 20 people in Nepal’s Rukum district, where multiple houses collapsed.
- According to the Associated Press, communication with several communities in Nepal has been cut off.
- Suresh Sunar, a Jajarkot district officer, told Reuters that at least 20 people were hurt and sent to a hospital. “I’m out in the open myself,” he remarked. We are gathering information, but owing to the cold and darkness, it is difficult to obtain information from outlying places. We’ve dispatched rescue crews.”
- “Houses have collapsed,” police spokesman Santosh Rokka told Reuters. People ran out of their houses. I’m standing in the middle of a mob of anxious residents. We’re looking for damage information.”