Published on: 25 Apr 2015 @ 12:09
MASSIVE DESTRUCTION IN NEPAL; AFTERSHOCKS ALSO FELT IN MANY PLACES
Tremor felt in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh , West Bengal Sikkim, Delhi and many other states. No casualty is reported so far but the intensity of the quake was as high as 7.5-Director General, MeT department, LS Rathore said, the quake was measured 7.5 on the Richter scale and was first felt at 11.41 AM. He said, the epicentre of the quake was located in Nepal.
The tremors, which were felt in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Assam and Punjab triggered panic and forced people to rush out of their houses and offices. There were no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to property in the national capital.Delhi Metro train services were also affected due to the earthquake. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said that the government is in the process of finding more information on quake and is working to reach out to those affected, both at home and in Nepal.
However a US report said that the 7.9-magnitude temblor hit at 11:11 a.m. local time Nepal with an epicenter 81 km (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal, the nation’s capital, the United States Geological Survey reported. It was at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles).
People came out of their house amid panic in all the affected areas. Kathmandu valley reported to have been devastated due to quake
The tremors, which were felt in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Assam, Sikkim and Punjab triggering panic and forcing people to rush out of their houses and offices.
There were no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to property in Delhi. Delhi Metro train services in Delhi were also affected due to the earthquake.
Tremor remained for about 5 to 10 seconds in most of the districts spread over Eastern, Western, Bundelkhand and central regions of the state. According to experts, the quake was very mild. But several old buildings and even newly constructed buildings have developed cracks due to tremor. No damage to life is reported yet from any part of the state. In the State capital Lucknow, people rushed out of their homes, as the quake struck. The news of tremors is pouring in from Fatehpur, Barabanki, Mau, Sahajanpur and Balia among other places.
Earth-quake tremors were felt in the whole in Rajasthan. People rushed out of their houses in Jaipur. Tremor also felt in several parts of Assam including Guwahati. State Disaster Management authority said that reports are being collected from Deputy Commissioners but as of now no casualty or damage has been reported. Local media reports said that crack has been seen in a few buildings due to tremor.
In Odisha, panic gripped some parts of the state including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack as a mild quake struck during noon hours today. According to reports, the duration of the quake was about one minute at some places. The tremor struck twice in quick succession. The first tremor was of less intensity, while the second one which struck about five minutes later was relatively stronger. In Bhubaneswar, people staying in apartments and buildings ran out of their houses in fear. Reports said the quake was felt in some parts of the coastal and interior districts of the state. The quake was also felt in Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Kendrapara, Puri, Baleswar, Sundargarh and Sonepur districts.
Though there is no loss of life in any parts of the state, there are reports that cracks have appeared in some houses and buildings in these areas. The Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said the intensity of the quake in Odisha was 2 in the Ritcher Scale.
In West Bengal, most districts of the State experienced tremor. The tremors of earth quake in Nepal was also felt in Uttarakhand. The mild tremors of earthquake has also been felt in border district including capital Dehradun. No loss of life and property has been reported so far.
A high-intensity earthquake was also felt in all parts of Manipur including state capital Imphal this morning. Talking to AIR News, Seismologist Manichandra Sanoujam of Manipur University Earth Sciences Geo-Observatory Centre said that the earth quake was measured 7.6 on the Richter scale at 11.46 AM and the epicentre of the quake was located in Nepal. There is no immediate report of loss of life or damage to property in the state during the tremor.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said, there is no preliminary report of damage anywhere in India due to quake. In a tweet, Mr Singh said, India stand by the people of Nepal in these difficult times.
Congress President Mrs Sonia Gandhi has prayed for the well being of all affected by the earthquake in India and Nepal. Mrs Gandhi hoped that the damages is limited in the worst affected regions of Nepal as also neighbouring areas in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind kejriwal has appealed people of the city to maintain calm. In a tweet, Mr Kejriwal said, officials are out in the field to assess the situation.