Nepal Hit by Series of Earthquakes, Aftershocks Felt Across Region

A series of earthquakes, including twin jolts of 5.3 and 6.3 magnitude, struck the western part of Nepal on Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after, a third earthquake of 3.8 magnitude was recorded, further rattling the region. While no human casualties have been reported, several people have been admitted to District Hospital Bajhang, and traffic movement on major highways has been disrupted due to a quake-triggered landslide.

The District Police Office confirmed that a highway was blocked by a landslide, and cracks were observed in various buildings across the district. Although aftershocks persist, no major structural damages have been reported. Tremors were felt in large parts of India, including Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad.

The National Centre for Seismology recorded two aftershocks following the initial earthquakes. The first quake, measuring 4.6 magnitude, struck at 14:25:52 IST, followed by a second of 6.2 magnitude at 14:51:04 IST. Both occurred in close succession in the western Nepal region near Uttarakhand, with the second quake at a shallow depth of 5 km.

While the depth of the first quake was recorded at 10 km, the second was even shallower at 5 km. No casualties or significant damages have been reported thus far.

This seismic activity has prompted heightened vigilance in the affected areas and neighboring regions, with authorities closely monitoring the situation.


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