Earthquake felt in Delhi and rest of North India, 6 dead in Nepal’s epicenter


At least six people have died and scores injured when two back-to-back earthquakes hit western Nepal in Doti district, the country’s National Earthquake Monitoring Center said on November 9.

“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,” India’s National Center for Seismology tweeted.

According to local media, residents of Doti district have pulled out at least three bodies when a strong earthquake hit the district on Wednesday at 2:12 am local time.

An earthquake measuring 6.6-magnitude occurred in western Nepal whose epicentre was Doti district, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring Center. Another quake measuring 4.1 magnitude also occurred in the same district at 9:56 pm on Tuesday.

Dozens of houses were damaged due to the earthquake but detailed reports are still awaited since the quake struck at 2:12 am. and teams of security agencies have already reached search and rescue efforts.

Locals have said that a landslide occurred in several places due to the earthquake.

In India, tremors were felt in Delhi and the rest of north India as well. Locals in the national capital who felt the earthquake tremors in the city in the early hours of Wednesday recounted their experiences of the jolt they faced.

The tremor with its epicentre in Nepal and measuring 6.3 on the Ritcher scale was felt at around 1.57 am in the national capital and nearby areas.

Speaking to ANI, a passenger at the New Delhi railway station said, “We were getting off an auto when we felt the tremors. The auto driver also got scared, and as I looked around, I could see others felt it too. It stopped soon after.”

An auto-driver, Ramesh said, “I was taking a passenger on the ride. We felt the tremors of the earthquake. The passenger alighted. We felt it for quite some time.”

Another passenger waiting at the railway station said, “I felt the tremor. I told the people around me.”

A taxi driver, Yasin said, “We felt the ground shaking. Some people felt it, some did not.”

People living and working overnight in Noida shared their experiences of the scenario erupting with the sudden strike of the earthquake.

Sunny, a working professional, said that once the earthquake was felt, the alarm of the office went off and they immediately ran outside the office.

“The guard rang the alarm once the earthquake came. The company had taken precautions. We all including the managers and HRs had come out of the building. The earthquake was tremendous. We were scared,” he said.

Another person, Suraj Tiwari said that they remained outside the office for nearly 10 minutes as a precaution.
“I was taking my coffee and my seat shook. The alarm of the office went off after which we ran outside the building. We remained inside the office for nearly 10 minutes and then went inside and started our work,” he said.

Vishvesh, another local said, “We were working and then we started shaking. The alarm went off. We went outside the office.”

In Greater Noida, Prajusha, a local said, “I was in the office when earthquake occurred. Only after it ended did we realise it was a strong earthquake. We then left the building.”

An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale was recorded in Uttarkhand’s Pithoragarh in the early hours of Wednesday.

This comes after Nepal was struck with an earthquake of 6.3-magnitude at 1.57 am early Wednesday. The earthquake jolts were felt with an intensity of 5 km depth below the ground in Uttarkhand’s Pithoragarh.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on 09-11-2022, 06:27:13 IST, Lat: 29.87 & Long: 80.49, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India,” the National Center for Seismology (NCS) tweeted.

The earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred at 1.57 am on Wednesday whose epicentre was Dipayal in Nepal’s Doti district and the depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground, said National Center for Seismology.

The death toll from a house collapse incident in Nepal followed by subsequent tremors rose to six on Wednesday, local police informed.

Chief District Officer of Doti, Kalpana Shrestha informed ANI over the phone that five injured are being taken to the hospital.

“Five injured are being taken to the hospital. Dozens of house has been damaged with landslides at various locations across the district,” she said.

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