18 days prior to the devastating earthquakes which had struck in Nepal and in various regions of India, fresh, intense tremors were witnessed in almost the same areas where its predecessor had left its mark. People were seen rushing out of offices and residential complexes
Magnitude of 7.3 on Richter Scale, its epicenter is said to be at 83 km South-East of Kathmandu, in a place called Sunkhani, Janakpur at a depth of 10km which is near the Nepal China Border. These tremors were felt in Nepal, Kathmandu, West Bengal, Delhi-NCR, North-East India, Odisha approximately at 12:47 PM and it lasted for about 5 seconds.
Another tremor was reported minutes after the initial tremor, in the same regions which had lasted about 2 to 3 seconds. IMD Officials warns the citizens that more aftershocks are expected to follow. Citizens are requested to be on full alert. Currently, no reports on any sort of damage has not been declared.
Latest tremor has been reported near the town of Namche Bazar, Nepal
12:47 PM: First Quake- China Nepal Border ( 7.4 Magnitude )
1:04 PM: Second Quake- Near Kodari ( 5.6 Magnitude )
1:46: Third Quake- Namche Bazar ( 6.4 Magnitude )
Kathmandu: Tribhuvan Airport temporarily shut down.
Reuters has reported about a building collapse in Chautara, Nepal. Though there has been no word about any sort of causality in Nepal.
2:00 PM: IMD has reported the approximate magnitudes of the tremors as follows:
Around 7.0 in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Around 6.4 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Around 5.0 in Delhi-NCR Regions
2:05 PM: 4 Casualities has been reported in Chautara, Nepal.
Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has briefed the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi about the tremors, and the NDRF and Airforce has been put on standby.
2:10 PM: 3 Landslides has been reported near Sindhupal Chowk, 12 injured.
2:18 PM: 1 person killed in a wall collapse in Bihar, reports from directors of NDRF.
More updates to follow…