6.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal, rescue operations underway
New Delhi : Nepal has been struck with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night. Six people have been reportedly killed after a wall collapsed in Doti district. Strong tremors were also felt in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and neighbouring areas around 2am on Wednesday. Rescue operations are underway in affected areas in Nepal.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on 09-11-2022, 01:57:24 IST, Lat: 29.24 & Long: 81.06, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: Nepal,” the National Center for Seismology tweeted.
The epicenter of the earth quake was at Dailekh (Nepal), 90 km south east of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.
This was the second earthquake in Nepal in 24, the first tremor was felt on Tuesday morning of 4.5 magnitude.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the region had experienced at least two earthquakes of 4.9 magnitude and 3.5 magnitude late Tuesday evening. Earlier on October 19, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 shook Kathmandu.