Earthquake Kills 6 in Nepal, Experienced in Parts of North India
Strong earthquake shocks were felt across north India for a small period on 9th of November at around 1:57 AM midnight after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan region.
Strong earthquake shocks were felt across north India for a small period on 9th November at around 1:57 AM midnight when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand along the Nepal border. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said the epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal, about 90 km from Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. The shocks were felt in Delhi and the surrounding areas of Ghaziabad and Gurugram, and even in Lucknow, disturbing people out of their sleep. The Himalayan region in Uttarakhand and adjoining Nepal has been experiencing earthquakes of lower magnitude for the past couple of days. The region had experienced at least two earthquakes of 4.9 magnitude and 3.5 magnitude late 8th November evening.
Prior to that, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake had struck Uttarakhand on 6th November. Union Minister Meenakashi Lekhi tweeted, "Didn't want to tweet but one can safely say it did feel like an earthquake!" Congress leader Radhika Khera urged people to "stay alert and stay safe". Radio Jockey Raunac from Delhi who also experienced the shocks, said, "It was scary…extremely scary." Although no loss of life or infrastructure has been reported from India, the damages are more severe in the neighbouring country Nepal. At least six people were killed and several injured as three shocks in the last 24 hours triggered landslides in various parts of the Doti district, in Nepal. Did you experience the earthquake, do let us know in the comments.