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Earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude afflicts Nepal, jerks felt in New Delhi

The quake was felt in certain parts of the neighbouring country India as tremors were also witnessed in parts of Rajasthan's capital Jaipur besides New Delhi.

Earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude afflicts Nepal, jerks felt in New Delhi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Jan 2023 11:12 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: The National Centre for Seismology today has announced that an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolted Nepal as well as earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. The epicenter of the quake was 10 kilometers below the ground surface and was about 63 km to the northwest of Nepal's Jumla district. There are no reports of injuries or deaths nor confirmation of any damages registered yet. However, a few cited on social media that the tremors were so massive that they jolted ceiling fans, hanging objects, and other fixtures.

Monika Dahal, head of the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center, stated that a quake of 5.9-magnitude was felt in the areas of Western Nepal. It was felt in certain parts of the neighbouring country India as tremors were also witnessed in parts of Rajasthan's capital Jaipur besides New Delhi.

Meanwhile, numerous people in the national capital region took to Twitter to express the strong tremors they felt.

Earlier on 9th November 2022, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 degrees struck Nepal and killed at least six people as well as destroyed multiple houses followed by an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 in Nepal on November 12 jolting many houses in the country and neighboring India.

In 2015, the Nepal earthquake turned out to be extremely, severe striking near the city of Kathmandu in central Nepal on April 25. Around 9,000 people were killed, thousands were injured, and more than 600,000 structures in Kathmandu and other nearby towns were heavily destroyed. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed almost 9,000 people in Nepal.

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