Delhi: Today (25/04/2015), Saturday afternoon a massive earthquake shaken Delhi NCR region and reported Delhi, Bihar, UP, West Bengal, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad had also felt the earthquake.U.S. Geological Survey said, In Richter magnitude scale it is measured as 7.9 in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. At least 115 known to be died in Nepal. The convulsion is massive in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal. In North India quake were some what high in New Delhi (NCR region) and little shake in UP, Himalayan, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim. The shock were found in entire north India.
The Massive earthquake in North India and Nepal – 7.9 magnitude
The earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred in Lamjung district in western part of Nepal. The epicenter was 77 km northwest of Kathmandu which is the capital of Nepal and at the depth of 10 km. The exact coordinates are 28.1 and 84.6. The earthquake was also felt largely in Eastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, East India and effect was felt across North India including Rajasthan, New Delhi, Haryana, Punjab. Though it lasted only few seconds in many parts of India, it triggered huge fear among the people.
How many people died in earthquake today ?
Around 120 people died in Nepal ( 71 in Kathmandu and 43 in Bhaktapur district) and 5 people from Bihar. Since tremor felt all over Northern India, many people are injured in India.
9 people were reported to be dead in India and more than 150 people was feared dead in Nepal as said by Nepalese officials due to this massive earthquake. In Kolkata and northern parts of West Bengal, tremor was felt more and 1 person is dead in North Bengal. Delhi, the capital city experienced the earthquake magnitude of 5 on Richter.
In past 80 years this one is the massive quake which is measured as 7.9 in Richter scale.
In Kathmandu, the buildings are collapsed and cracks everywhere. This aftershock injured many people. The Dharara Tower crumple trapped around 50 people and few died.
This huge tremors triggered a series of landslides in Sikkim but none lost their lives. Also, 25 Hyderabad people are struck in Kathmandu.
The first one occurred at 11.50 AM and the aftershock of the earthquake occurred many times. The magnitude of the aftershock was reported to be 6.6 in Richter scale.
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi spoke with CM of Uttar pradesh and PM of Nepal regarding the earthquake and support needed.
Many photographs are shared in social networks like facebook and twitter, grabbing the worlds attention towards the aftershock.
Due to the foreshock, huge avalanche occurred in Mount Everest. This is twitted by Mountaineer Alex Gavan from Mount Pumori.
Civic polls stopped because of the earthquake, in Murshidabad (WB).
List of states / areas in India which felt Tremors
- West Bengal / Kolkata.
- Uttar Pradesh (UP).
- East India.
- Himalayan Region.
- Delhi NCR.
- Madhya Pradesh.
Minor earthquake in following states of south India.
- Tamilnadu and pondicherry.
- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
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