Four Earthquakes Jolted Nepal & Sent Tremors Across North India
Four earthquakes jolted Nepal within just one hour today, causing tremors in North India. The strongest of these quakes registered a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale, leaving residents on edge. The epicenter of this powerful quake was located approximately 206 kilometers southeast of Uttarakhand’s Joshimath, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).
The seismic sequence began with a magnitude 4.6 earthquake striking western Nepal at a depth of 10 kilometers, shaking the region at 2:25 pm local time. This initial quake was followed by the 6.2 magnitude jolt at 2:51 p.m., which sent shockwaves through the affected areas. Subsequently, two more tremors, measuring 3.6 and 3.1 in magnitude, occurred in the same region. The first of these, with a depth of 15 kilometers, hit at 3:06 p.m., while the second, at 10 kilometers, occurred at 3:19 p.m.
The series of earthquakes sent massive tremors to North India. The tremors also extended to the Delhi-NCR region with a magnitude of 4.6 on Tuesday afternoon, as four earthquakes jolted Nepal. As per reports, people immediately rushed out of their offices and homes, resulting in no loss of life or property.
These earthquakes’ impact was also felt in cities such as Chandigarh, Jaipur, and other parts of northern India. Concerns arose as residents experienced the ground shaking beneath them. However, as of now, there have been no immediate reports of significant damage or casualties. Authorities in Jaipur’s Police control room have not received any information regarding losses.
Nepal’s History of the 2015 Earthquake
The Nepal earthquake in 2015, called the Gorkha earthquake
, was a devastating seismic event that shook the region near Kathmandu in central Nepal on April 25, 2015. This catastrophic event resulted in the tragic loss of approximately 9,000 lives
and left many thousands more injured. The earthquake’s impact extended beyond human casualties, with over 600,000 structures in Kathmandu and surrounding areas suffering damage or destruction.
Its seismic tremors rippled across central and eastern Nepal, reaching into the northern plains of India along the Ganges River and even as far as northwestern Bangladesh. Additionally, the quake was felt in the southern regions of the Plateau of Tibet and western Bhutan. This disaster served as a stark reminder of the region’s vulnerability to seismic activity and prompted extensive efforts for recovery and reconstruction.
Nevertheless, this sequence of recent earthquakes serves as a stark reminder of the seismic activity that persists in the region, prompting residents to remain vigilant and prepared for future tremors.