Delhi: High intensity aftershocks were felt today (Sunday) again in Nepal and northern parts of India. Yesterday, a major earthquake devastated Nepal. Its effects were observed in India too.
Today’s quake / aftershocks / tremors were measured around 6.7 on the Richter Scale as per the reports of the United States Geological Survey. Its epicenter was found to be Kodari, located around 80 km east of Kathmandu.
The shocks originated today were felt in Delhi and in some areas of Uttar Pradesh, Kolkata, Jaipur, Thimpu, Bhubaneswar and Bihar. It was of short duration today in India.
The death poll raised to 2000 in Nepal according to the official reports. On the other hand, 35 persons died in India due to the earthquake. Yesterday, it was felt for several minutes.
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Delhi Metro services were put on hold for the time being aftershocks was felt. Later on, DMRC got resumed to a daily schedule.
Yesterday’s earthquake was a major quake. It was measured to be 7.9 on the Richter scale. It resulted into devastation on a much larger scale. It led to avalanche on Mount Everest in which Google engineer Dan Fredinburg died along with 17 other people.
The widespread devastation caused several problems like displacement of people on a large scale, huge cracks developed with roads, building shattered and flattened.
However, the aftershocks were mild and didn’t have much impact. But people still got shocked and frightened up.
The earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday is the biggest to hit the country in the last 80 years. The following deadly avalanche brought injuries to 61 people too. Nepal is getting international help from many countries.
Update: After aftershocks, an earthquake of 5.0 Richter scale hit in Nepal again. Its epicenter was around 29 km south-west of Kodari. It was followed by a quake measured 4.7.
The air relief operations are paused due to the aftershocks till 4 pm today IST.
The meteorology department has warned of more shocks and asked people to remain cautious.