NEW DELHI: Earthquake tremors were felt in different parts of the country including Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Jharkhand, Haryana, Bihar, Assam and others at 12:37 PM on Tuesday. Nepal was once again hit by a strong earthquake that measured 7.3 on the Richter Scale.
The nearby cities affected by the quake include are Zham (China), Banepa (Nepal), Panaoti (Nepal), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Patan (Nepal).
Following the first shake, another aftershock measuring 5.6 on Richter scale was recorded with its epicentre 25 km South-East of Kodari, Nepal.
While the earlier reports suggested that the epicenter was Afghanistan, it was later informed by USGS that the epicenter is the Nepal-China border.
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5:30 PM: 17 killed in India, 16 out of them in Bihar. 39 others injured: MHA
5: 14 PM: Over 35 dead in Nepal. More than 1,100 injured.
5:12 PM: Over 5 killed in Bihar.
4:40 PM: Death toll in fresh Nepal earthquake crosses 25. Over 1, 000 inured.
4:30 PM: Urging people to maintain calm, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Please do not panic and maintain calm. Earthquake situation is being closely monitored & officials are already in the field.”
4:15 PM: Death toll increases to 16, more than 850 injured.
3:07 PM: Officials claim that one person died each in Patna, Darbhanga and Siwan.
3:05 PM: Bihar government confirm of three deaths in the state.
2:41 PM: Prime Minister’s Office informed of PM Modi directing all authorities to be alert on carrying out rescue operations. “The Prime Minister directed all concerned authorities to be on alert for carrying out rescue and relief operations, as required. The PM took stock of the situation following the fresh major earthquake felt in Nepal and parts of India, at a high-level meeting.”
2:35 PM: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweets, “I appeal to our people to maintain calm. Our government will provide all support. Earthquake has once again struck many parts of our state and other parts of the country and abroad. We are with all our brothers and sisters. Round-the-clock Control Room has been opened at ‘Nabanna’ and the numbers are 1070 and 22143526.”
2:23 PM: Another aftershock of 5.2 magnitude struck 28 km South-Southeast of Kodari in Nepal.
2:20 PM: A labourer killed after a wall collapsed at an under construction site in Patna, Bihar
2:15 PM: Several trapped under debris in Chautara, Nepal.
2:12 PM: Kathmandu airport shut till 2:30 PM.
2:10 PM: Indian Embassy Kathmandu Helpline Number: +977 985-110-7021, +977 985-113-5141
2:09 PM: 1 dead in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh
2:08 PM: Two aftershocks measuring 5.1 and 5.0 hit 34 km South of Kodari in Nepal.
2:05 PM: India Army teams are at Everest Base camp, close to Namche Bazaar and safe.
2:03 PM: An international agency confirmed of at least 4 being killed in Nepal town of Chautara.
2:01 PM: Nepal Home Minister Bamdev Gautam informs of few buildings collapsing.
1:59 PM: Three major landslides reported in Nepal injuring more than 10, reports said.
1:50 PM: Home Ministry said there has been no loss of life or property reported so far. NDRF teams are on alert.
1:40 PM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls for an emergency meeting.
1:30 PM: Another quake reported of 5.4 magnitude 36km South-Southwest of Zuobude, China near the border with Nepal.