Strong Earthquake in Nepal: detected in Delhi and other nearby Indian cities.

500 kilometers (310 miles) west of Kathmandu, in the untamed districts of Jajarkot and West Rukum, security forces have been sent in to support rescue operations.

Strong earthquakes were detected in Delhi and other nearby Indian cities, as well as in the capital of Nepal.

According to an army spokesman, over 100 people had been hurt. The hospital in Jajarkot is crowded with injured patients.

Within an hour of the initial earthquake, three more tremors were felt, and many people chose to spend the remainder of the night outside out of concern for additional earthquakes and potential damage to their homes.

Local media broadcasted video footage of multi-story brick houses with crumbling facades. In the dark, people were seen searching through debris to extract survivors from the wreckage of fallen structures.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the prime minister of Nepal, expressed his “deep sorrow” on social media platform X over the death toll and destruction caused by the earthquake before traveling to the impacted area on Saturday. He declared that he had given the go-ahead for security services to begin rescue and relief efforts right away.

However, landslides caused by the earthquake are obstructing roads, making search and rescue efforts more difficult.

Suresh Sunar, the district police chief of Jajarkot, told the Reuters news agency that it was challenging to obtain a complete picture of the events.”Even myself, I am in the open. We are gathering information, but it is challenging to reach outlying areas with the cold and darkness,” Mr. Sunar told Reuters.

The earthquake was reported by Nepal’s Monitoring and Research Center at 23:47 local time (18:02 GMT).With a magnitude of 5.6, the US Geological Survey classified the earthquake as shallow, indicating that it occurred closer to the surface of the earth.

Nepal is located near the Himalayas, a region known for its active seismic activity.A 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Bajhang’s western district last month caused injuries.Two catastrophic earthquakes struck the nation in 2015, leaving 22,309 people injured and 9,000 dead.

Most of the damage and fatalities were caused by the first earthquake, which struck on April 25, 2015, with a magnitude of 7.8. There were numerous aftershocks that ensued, one measuring 7.3 in May of that year.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reports that over 800,000 houses were either destroyed or severely damaged by the earthquakes, mostly in the western and central districts.

Numerous villages north of Kathmandu were leveled, and government buildings, some road segments, and the well-known historic monuments in the Kathmandu Valley—UNESCO World Heritage Sites—were damaged or completely destroyed.

 

 

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