Nepal is grappling with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that has claimed over 157 lives and left many homeless. In the early hours of Sunday, the country was struck by another tremor, registering a magnitude of 3.6.
The new earthquake, occurring at around 4 am on Sunday morning, had its epicenter situated 169 kilometers northwest of the capital city, Kathmandu, at a depth of 10 kilometers, as reported by the National Centre for Seismology.
The prior seismic event, a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake, struck Nepal late on Friday night, with its epicenter near Ramidanda in Jajarkot. This quake was the most severe to hit the region since 2015 and resulted in 157 fatalities and over 160 injuries. The districts most severely affected were Jajarkot and Rukum. The earthquake’s impact even reached as far as Delhi.
The Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, personally visited the affected regions to assess the situation and acknowledge the extensive damage. Relief efforts are in full swing, with the involvement of the Nepali Army, Nepali Sentinel, and the Armed Police Force, responsible for transporting the injured to hospitals via helicopters.
India has extended its support to the earthquake-affected nation by releasing an emergency contact number for Indians in Nepal requiring assistance due to the recent earthquake. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his condolences for the loss of lives and substantial damage caused by the earthquake, offering India’s willingness to provide any necessary assistance.
UN humanitarian teams are actively providing urgent aid to hundreds of people affected by the earthquake that struck the western part of the country on Friday. The National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center has reported approximately 159 aftershocks following the initial strong earthquake on Friday night.
In addition to these seismic events, another earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 struck Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya on Sunday, as confirmed by the National Center for Seismology (NCS). The situation remains dynamic, and rescue operations continue as the region copes with the aftermath of these earthquakes.