Two major earthquakes, the second with a 6.2 magnitude on the Richter Scale,struck Nepal on Tuesday (Oct 3) afternoon, with tremors also being felt in North India
According to the National Centre for Seismology, Nepal was first hit by an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 at 2:25 PM, occurring at a depth of 10 kilometres.
Later at 2.51 pm (local time), another tremor of magnitude 6.2 jolted the Himalayan country at a depth of 5 kilometres, the effects of which were also felt in north India, including Uttarakhand and Delhi-NCR, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh states.
The tremors also reached India’s capital New Delhi and its adjoining areas like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana states, where people were seen rushing out of office buildings.
As of now, there have not been any reports of causalities and damage taking place in Nepal as well as in India.
The tremors, which lasted for around 40 seconds in India, triggered panic among residents. Even Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who was in the office, had to step out of Nirman Bhawan, along with others, as the shocks caused concern
‘come out of your buildings to a safe spot, but do not panic. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS! For any emergency help, dial 112,’ the Delhi Police said in a statement.
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