Nepal Earthquake: The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, with coordinates 28.84 N and 82.19 E.
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 hit the Lamjung district of Nepal, near the Lamidanda area. Late at night, around 11:30 PM, tremors from the earthquake were felt in several cities in northern India, including the Delhi-NCR region.
As the news of the earthquake spread, people in Lucknow rushed out of their homes.
The National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers, with coordinates 28.84 N and 82.19 E. This is the third significant earthquake in Nepal within a month.
Here are the latest updates:
The National Seismological Center and Research Center in Nepal said that the epicenter of the earthquake was in Jajarkot, which is approximately 250 miles northeast of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.
According to officials, at least 128 people have lost their lives, and 140 others have been injured.
Intense tremors were felt in several states in northern India, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and the Delhi-NCR region.
In a post on social media, Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed deep sorrow over the loss of life and directed security agencies to provide immediate rescue and relief.
Local authorities have been unable to establish contact with the Jajarkot village, where the earthquake’s epicenter is located, and its population is 190,000. Police officer Namraj Bhattarai told Reuters that “clearing roads blocked by dry landslides due to the earthquake is necessary to reach the affected areas for rescue and search teams.”
Government official Harish Chandra Sharma confirmed to the Associated Press that at least 17 people have died in Jajarkot district. Police officer Narvaraj Bhattarai informed the AP that at least 20 people have died in Nepal’s Rukum district due to
- cold and night it is difficult to get information from remote areas. We have mobilized rescue personnel.”
- Police official Santosh Rokka told Reuters, “Houses have collapsed. People rushed out of their homes. I am out in the crowd of terrified residents. We are trying to find details of damages.”