Early on Wednesday, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Himalayan area close to Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand along the Nepal border caused severe tremors to be felt throughout north India.
Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on 09-11-2022, 01:57:24 IST, Lat: 29.24 & Long: 81.06, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: Nepal, for more information download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/Fu4UaD2vIS @Indiametdept @ndmaindia @Dr_Mishra1966 @moesgoi @OfficeOfDrJS @PMOIndia @DDNational pic.twitter.com/n2ORPZEzbP
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) November 8, 2022
The earthquake occurred at 1.57 am on Wednesday in Nepal, roughly 90 km east-southeast of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
Nine individuals were killed when a home in Nepal’s Doti region fell as a result of the earthquake. One woman and two children are among those who perished.
Kalpana Shreshtha, the chief district officer for Doti, told the reporters that five injured people had also been transferred to a local hospital.
Five injured people are being rushed to the hospital, stated Shreshtha. Dozens of houses have been damaged with landslides at various locations across the district.
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba extended his condolences to the bereaved families in a tweet.
सुदूरपश्चिमको खप्तड क्षेत्र केन्द्रविन्दु बनाई गएको भूकम्पमा परि मृत्यु हुनेहरुप्रति हार्दिक श्रदाञ्जली व्यक्त गर्दै परिवारजनमा समवेदना प्रकट गर्दछु । साथै प्रभावित क्षेत्रमा राहत र उद्दारमा खटिन र घाईतेहरुको तत्काल उचित उपचारको प्रबन्ध गर्न सम्बन्धित निकायलाई निर्देशन दिएको छु।
— Sher Bahadur Deuba (@SherBDeuba) November 9, 2022
Deuba tweeted in Nepali, “Expressing my heartfelt condolences to families of those who died in the earthquake, which was centered in the Khatpad region of Far West. I’ve instructed relevant agencies to arrange immediate and proper treatment of the injured and victims in the affected areas.”
People were awakened from their sleep by the earthquakes that were felt in Lucknow, Ghaziabad, and the nearby places.
The previous few days have seen a series of smaller earthquakes in the Himalayan area of Uttarakhand and neighboring Nepal.
“Didn’t want to tweet but one can fairly state it did feel like an earthquake,” Union Minister Meenakashi Lekhi wrote in a tweet. Radhika Khera, the head of the Congress, asked people to “remain vigilant and keep safe.”
Didn’t want to tweet but now one can safely say it did feel like an earthquake !
— Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi) November 8, 2022
Ok so here’s the mandatory tweet:
Omg #Earthquake !!?
— Radhika Khera (@Radhika_Khera) November 19, 2019
It was quite frightening, according to radio jockey Raunac. According to the USGS, the earthquake’s epicenter was located 21 kilometers from Dipayal in Nepal.
Late Tuesday night, according to the NCS data, the area saw at least two 4.9 and 3.5 magnitude earthquakes.
On Sunday, an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude rocked Uttarakhand, with the epicenter 17 km to the east-southeast of Uttarkashi.
We here at ‘Bharat Express news’ request you all to stay safe and alert and have a nice day.