Strong tremors of an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude were felt across Delhi-NCR and other parts of North and East India on Tuesday. According to preliminary information from National Center for Seismology (NCS), the intensity of the earthquake was 5.8 on the Richter scale and the epicentre was in Nepal. The earthquake, with epicentre in the Mela area of Bajura district in Sudurpaschim province, hit the region at 2:43 PM local time. Monika Dahal, who is head of the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center, said that the quake measuring 5.9-magnitude was felt in the wider areas of Western Nepal. It was also felt in some parts of neighbouring India. In December 2022, three tremors jolted Western Nepal in quick succession. In April 2015, a devastating earthquake of 7.8 magnitude rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and wounding nearly 22,000 others. It also damaged over 800,000 houses and school buildings. There was no immediate report of damage to life or property.
Today: December 2, 2023