Multiple earthquakes hit Nepal

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17 deaths reporterd from India, 16 of them from Bihar

>> Indian Embassy Helpline numbers in Nepal are: (+977) 9851107021; (+977) 9851135141

>> Six aftershocks rocked Nepal (biggest one measuring 7.3 magnitude on Richter scale); Indian Army Everest team is fine

>> Two medical teams moved to Kathmandu airport to provide medical assistance.

 

5: 40 pm: As many as six aftershocks, including the biggest one (measuring 7.3 magnitude on Richter scale) since the April 25 Nepal earthquake, occurred within a span of one-and-a-half hour on the main fault system at the extreme eastern side on Tuesday.

5: 25 pm: 17 deaths reporterd from India, 16 of them from Bihar

5:00 pm: Death toll rises to 42, over 1,000 injured, tweets National Emergency Operation Centre, Nepal

4:20 pm: Here is a short glossary of terms used:

Aftershocks: Aftershocks are earthquakes that follow the largest shock of an earthquake sequence. They are smaller than the mainshock and within 1-2 rupture lengths distance from the mainshock.

Epicentre: The epicentre is the point on the earth’s surface vertically above the hypocenter (or focus), point in the crust where a seismic rupture begins.

Hypocentre: The hypocenter is the point within the earth where an earthquake rupture starts. The epicentre is the point directly above it at the surface of the Earth.

Richter scale: The Richter magnitude scale is a mathematical device to compare the size of earthquakes. The magnitude of an earthquake is determined from the logarithm of the amplitude of waves recorded by seismographs.

4: 10 pm: At least 19 people dead in today’s quake, and number of injured 981, according to Home Ministry

3: 55 pm: As per reports more than a dozen people killed, enormous property damage: Krishna Dhakal (Deputy Chief of Mission,Nepal Embassy)

3: 50 pm: Tremors were felt in several places in Jharkhand today but no loss of life or property damage was reported. Tremors were felt in Ranchi, Dumka, Giridih and in other places for a few seconds, an official said. There was no report of any damage to life or property.

3: 45 pm: What steps does a builder take to ensure that the structural strength of the high-rises can withstand earthquakes ? Indrani Dutta reports from Kolkata which was also jolted by tremors today.

3:34 pm: Mild tremors were experienced in several cities of Chhattisgarh as well.

3: 30 pm: Tremors felt in Madhya Pradesh too. “The tremors of the two quakes were experienced in entire Madhya Pradesh at 12.35 pm and 1.06 pm respectively,” Dr Anupam Kashyapi, Director of the regional centre of India Meteorological Department said.

3: 24 pm: The effects of the Nepal earthquakes were felt in Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat and Vadodara cities where people rushed out of high rise buildings after tremors.

3: 20 pm: Indian Embassy Helpline numbers in Nepal: (+977) 9851107021; (+977) 9851135141

3: 15 pm: Air Asia plane just landed at the Kathmandu airport, reports Damakant Jayashi from Kathmandu

3: 10 pm: Round-the-clock Control Room has been opened at ‘Nabanna’ in West Bengal and the numbers are 1070 and 22143526, tweeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

3:03 pm: PM directs all authorities concerned to be on alert for carrying out rescue and relief operations, as required.

2:59 pm: Delhi Chief Minister tweeted asking the people not to panic as the earthquake situation is closely monitored and the officials are already in the field.

1: 50 p.m: Three major landslides reported in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk region, at least 12 injured – district official

1: 40 p.m: Going by reports from USGS, three different countries – Afghanistan, Indonesia and Nepal – felt earthquakes within minutes.

EpicentreScale
Yangi Qal`ah, Afghanistan4.7
Sindangsari, Indonesia5.1
Kodari, Nepal7.4

1: 30 p.m.: Our correspondent in Nepal, Damakant Jayshi, says this jolt has led to panic among residents, who are still recovering from earthquakes two weeks back.

1: 20 p.m: Home Ministry is collecting details and information about any damage from earthquake in India: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

1: 15 p.m.: Yet another earthquake felt in Nepal, this time measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, following a greater quake of magnitude 7.3, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported, causing people to run out of buildings in the capital Kathmandu and shaking structures in the New Delhi.

The first quake, which struck near the base camp for Everest, was measured at a shallow depth of about 10 km.

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on April 25, killing at least 8,046 people and injuring more than 17,800.

1 p.m.: Tremors in India

Strong tremors that last more than a minute were felt in the entire northern India. No damages, however, were immediately reported.

Though the tremors felt in Delhi and NCR were relatively less in intensity, they were strong enough to shake the buildings, especially the high-rise structures, and jolt the Delhi residents. People ran out of the houses and buildings and Delhi Metro train services were stopped for a short duration to ensure safety of passengers.

cerdit : thehindu

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