Strong Tremors in North India After a 6.2-magnitude Earthquake in Nepal

Following a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in neighboring Nepal, severe tremors were detected in Delhi today. The National Center for Seismology identified Nepal as the location of the earthquake’s epicenter.

The 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit this afternoon has left behind a trail of massive destruction, bringing back horrifying flashbacks of the 7.8-magnitude quake that hit the capital city of Kathmandu in 2015.

Several buildings in the Bajhang district, in west Nepal, close to Uttarakhand, have suffered major damages. Homes have collapsed, parts of buildings have crumbled, and several more have developed dangerous cracks from the impact of the quake that struck at a depth of just five km. Massive cracks exposed the structural frames of several buildings.

Two successive earthquakes, measuring 5.3 and 6.3, hit western Nepal this afternoon. There are no reports of casualties so far.

The Kathmandu Post reported that two earthquakes of 5.3 and 6.3 magnitude were detected in the Bajhang district, with the first occurring at 2:40 and the second at 3:06.

Not only the entire nation, but also Delhi and the places nearby, experienced tremors as a result of the earthquakes. In Noida and Gurgaon, as well as in the national capital, people were spotted rushing from buildings.

Nepal falls in one of the most active tectonic zones in the world, making it extremely vulnerable to earthquakes. In 2015, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and wounding another 22,000. Over 800,000 houses and school buildings were damaged.

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