Weeks after the major earthquake which shook Nepal killing more than 8000 people in April 25, four fresh earthquakes hit the Himalayan Nation. At least 65 people are reportedly killed and over 1900 injured after the massive earthquake measuring 7.4 magnitudes hit the nation.
The earthquake first occurred at 12.45 pm (local time), according to U.S. Geological Survey. “The ground shook like a wave for at least 25 seconds,” locals reportedly said. The USGS said the epicenter was 22 km south-east of Zham, China.
In India, the tremors were felt at North and East part of the country. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Odisha and West Bengal were shaken by the quake for nearly a minute. Panicked people ran out of their houses and offices when the tremor strikes at around 12:35 pm.
One person is reportedly dead in Uttar Pradesh and two were injured. Two people are also killed as a wall collapsed in Bihar.
After the Nepal quake, another 6.9 earthquake took place with Afghanistan as the epicenter. The two quakes were followed by two mild quakes of 5.4 and 4.8.
Meanwhile, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh told people in the country not to panic. “Whatever helps Nepal needs, we will provide it,” he said, speaking to reporters.
Indian Prime Minister Office released a statement: “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.”
Helpline number – Indian embassy in Kathmandu: (+977)9851107021, (+977)9851135141
Nepal Red Cross helpline numbers- (+977)-1-4270650, (+977)-1-4272761