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This handout photo provided by Nepal Prime Minister's Office shows an earthquake-affected area in northwestern Nepal on November 4.
This handout photo provided by Nepal Prime Minister's Office shows an earthquake-affected area in northwestern Nepal on November 4.

Earthquake news Highlight: More than 155 people died and dozens were injured after a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck northwestern districts of Nepal, late on Friday night. The earthquake's impact was felt as far as India's capital, New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), over 800 kilometres away....Read More

Officials said that the death toll may rise as communication with many affected areas has been disrupted, news agency PTI reported.

The US Geological Survey initially reported the earthquake's magnitude as 5.6, with a depth of 11 miles. Nepal's National Earthquake Monitoring & Research Center located the epicenter in Jajarkot, which is approximately 250 miles northeast of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital.

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Nov 5, 2023 12:08 AM IST

ICYMI: Aftershock of 4.2 magnitude recorded in quake-hit Nepal

A 4.2-magnitude tremor was recorded in Nepal on Saturday, a day after the Himalayan nation's worst earthquake in eight years that killed 157 people in the country's remote mountainous region.

The aftershock was recorded in Jajarkot district at 3:40 PM on Saturday.

According to the National Earthquake Monitoring Centre, the aftershock was of 4.2-magnitude and its epicenter was Ramidanda. This tremor was an aftershock of the earthquake that occurred on Friday night.

PTI

Nov 4, 2023 10:33 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: What happened in Nepal?

Nepal on Friday was jolted after an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck the Jajarkot district, about 500km west of Kathmandu. It was recorded at 11:47 p.m.

Friday's earthquake is the most devastating one in Nepal since the 2015 earthquake that killed around 9,000 people and injured more than 22,000 others.

Meanwhile, Home Ministry officials have said that so far 1,800 houses have been completely damaged in Jajarkot while 2,500 damaged in Rukum West.

So far, 157 people have been killed and around 200 have been injured in Jajarkot and Rukum.

Nov 4, 2023 9:10 PM IST

Nepal earthquake: Injured shifted to hospital at the foothills, some may be sent to India

Even as search and rescue operations continued in the mountainous Jajarkot district in western Nepal hit by a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Friday night, authorities shifted scores of injured persons to multiple hospitals in the foothills and some of them may be airlifted to India.

Nov 4, 2023 7:45 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Nepal rushes aid and rescue operations

While rescuers were scrambling to rush aid, operations were hampered by the fact that many of the mountainous villages could only be reached by foot. Roads were also blocked by landslides triggered by the earthquake. Soldiers could be seen trying to clear the blocked roads.

The government is trying to get as much aid to the affected areas, Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha said on Saturday. Tents, food and medicine were flown in as thousands became homeless overnight.

Nov 4, 2023 6:45 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Death toll in Nepal climbs to 157

Nov 4, 2023 6:00 PM IST

Rescuers struggle to find Nepal quake survivors as deaths reach 157

Rescue workers in Nepal began digging through the rubble of collapsed houses with their bare hands on Saturday, searching for survivors after the country's worst earthquake in eight years killed 157 people and shook buildings as far away as New Delhi.

Nov 4, 2023 5:26 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: A look at Nepal's deadliest earthquakes

• July 29, 1980: At least 200 die and thousands are injured after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal-India border.

• Aug. 20, 1988: The Himalayan nation's capital is rocked by a 6.9 quake, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring thousands.

• April 25, 2015: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake kills some 9,000 people, the worst in Nepal’s history, and damages about 1 million structures. The previous deadliest earthquake that struck the region was in 1934 with over 8,000 fatalities.

• May 12, 2015: One among about two dozen aftershocks of the April 25 earthquake kills over 200 people and injures more than 2000.

• Nov. 10, 2022: At least 6 people are killed after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocks the mountains of west Nepal.

• Nov. 3, 2023: A 5.6 magnitude quake hits northwestern Nepal, killing at least 138 and injuring dozens.

Nov 4, 2023 4:55 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Death toll rises to 143, aftershocks felt

Nepal experienced additional aftershocks, with a magnitude of 3.3, on Saturday afternoon.

Nov 4, 2023 4:27 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Death toll in Nepal earthquake rises to 143

The Nepal Police reported the details of the devastation caused by the earthquake passing through Rami Danda in Jajarkot. "Dated 2080.07.17 at 23:47 hours, details of the damage caused by the earthquake passing through Rami Danda in Jajarkot," posted Nepal Police on X.

Nov 4, 2023 3:54 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Why does western Nepal face threat of a bigger earthquake?

According to Bharat Koirala, a senior seismologist at the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre in Nepal, the ongoing collision between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates beneath the Earth's surface has resulted in the accumulation of significant energy over a long period. As Nepal is situated at the convergence of these two tectonic plates, it is located in a region with high seismic activity, leading to frequent earthquakes.

Koirala emphasises that Western Nepal faces the potential for more substantial earthquakes due to the absence of significant seismic activity in that region for over 520 years. The accumulation of energy resulting from tectonic movement in the area spanning from Gorkha in western Nepal to Dehradun in India has been building up. As a result, both minor and major earthquakes occur in these regions as a means of releasing this stored energy, which is a natural geological process.

(Inputs from PTI)

Nov 4, 2023 2:54 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Congress chief expresses condolences on loss of lives in Nepal

In a post on X, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said, "Anguished by the loss of precious lives due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the victims and the injured."

"In this hour of crisis, Indians stand shoulder to shoulder with Nepal," the Congress president said, tagging Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.

Nov 4, 2023 2:04 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Officials fear death toll could rise; 140 dead so far

Earthquake news LIVE: Officials on Saturday said that there is a possibility of an increased death toll, given that the first responders reached the hilly area near the epicenter, situated about 500 km (300 miles) west of Kathmandu.

"The number of injured could be in the hundreds and the deaths could go up as well," Jajarkot district official Harish Chandra Sharma, was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Despite the earthquake's relatively moderate magnitude, officials anticipate a high death toll and significant damage due to the poor quality of construction in the region, compounded by the fact that the quake struck while people were sleeping.

The rescue efforts are expected to progress slowly, as emergency teams must initially clear roads obstructed by landslides at various locations. Additionally, helicopters and small planes are prepared to contribute to these endeavors.

(With Reuters inputs)

Nov 4, 2023 1:21 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Quake's intensity reduced till it hit Delhi, NCS directors says

Earthquake news LIVE: National Center for Seismology Director Dr OP Mishra tells ANI that the intensity of the earthquake in Nepal was very strong, but gradually reduced till it hit Delhi.

"Intensity is the degree of sitting, but magnitude 6.4 is the content of energy...Earthquake does not kill people it is the structure that kills people..." he adds.

Nov 4, 2023 1:08 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Deputy mayor among those killed

According to PTI, Deputy Mayor Sarita Singh of Nepals'Nalgadh Municipality in Jajarkot is among those killed in the quake.

Nov 4, 2023 12:55 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Toll rises to 140

According to the Prime Minister’s secretariat, the number of people killed due to the earthquake in Nepal has now climbed to 140, reports PTI.

Nov 4, 2023 12:11 PM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Mallikarjun Kharge expresses grief over Nepal quake deaths

Earthquake news LIVE: Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge expressed his condolences on Saturday for the lives lost in the Nepal earthquake.

Taking to X, Kharge said, “Anguished by the loss of precious lives due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the victims and the injured. In this hour of crisis, Indians stand shoulder to shoulder with Nepal.”

The death toll resulting from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Friday has reached 132, with 140 individuals sustaining injuries, according to Nepal Police.

Nov 4, 2023 11:50 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal speaks to people affected by quake

Nepal Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal speaks to rescued people inside a helicopter after an earthquake in Jajarkot, Nepal, November 4, 2023.  (via REUTERS)
Nepal Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal speaks to rescued people inside a helicopter after an earthquake in Jajarkot, Nepal, November 4, 2023. (via REUTERS)

Earthquake news LIVE: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal reached the earthquake-affected Jajarkot on Saturday and engaged in conversations with the affected people. A picture shows Dahal inside a helicopter involved in rescue operations.

Nov 4, 2023 11:31 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Here are the visuals from quake-hit Jajarkot

Earthquake news LIVE: The National Centre for Seismology has confirmed that the earthquake's epicenter was located in Nepal's Jajarkot district. situated around 227 km to the north of Ayodhya and 331 km to the west-northwest of Kathmandu. The seismic event resulted in the loss of at least 132 lives.

Nov 4, 2023 11:17 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE updates: Woman airlifted for treatment after being hit by quake in Nepal

A woman airlifted from an earthquake-affected area is carried on a stretcher in Nepalgunj, Nepal on Saturday. (AP)
A woman airlifted from an earthquake-affected area is carried on a stretcher in Nepalgunj, Nepal on Saturday. (AP)

Earthquake news LIVE: On Saturday morning, army personnel initiated rescue operations in the earthquake-affected areas of Nepal. In the picture, a woman is observed being carried on a stretcher for treatment in Nepalgunj.

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, arrived in the earthquake-affected regions to assess the situation and meet with those affected.

A strong earthquake has shaken northwestern Nepal, and officials say more than 100 people are dead and dozens more injured as rescuers search mountain villages.

Nov 4, 2023 11:08 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE updates: Death toll in Nepal quake reaches 132; PM Dahal arrives at Jajarkot

Earthquake news LIVE: The death toll resulting from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Friday has risen to 132, with an additional 140 individuals sustaining injuries, news agency ANI reported citing Nepal Police.

After a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the northwest region of the country, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has travelled to Jajarkot to meet with those affected by the disaster.

Reports as of 3 am local time on Saturday highlight the significant damage sustained by Jajarkot and West Rukum, with Jajarkot alone accounting for 92 casualties, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Santosh Roka of Jajarkot district, as detailed in The Kathmandu Post.

Among the victims is Sarita Singh, the Deputy Mayor of Nalgad Municipality, Roka confirmed.

In light of the situation, officials have been instructed to ensure the availability of ambulances near the helipad at Nepalgunj Airport and military barracks at all times.

Nov 4, 2023 10:23 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Tremors felt in several Bihar districts, no injuries reported

Earthquake news LIVE: Significant tremors were experienced in several districts of Bihar due to a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that originated in neighboring Nepal, PTI reported citing officials on Saturday.

There were no reports of casualties or property damage within the state. The tremors were felt across various districts along the India-Nepal border, including Patna, Katihar, East Champaran, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, West Champaran, Sasaram, Nawada, and more, as per the Bihar Disaster Management Department.

In response to the earthquake, the department issued helpline numbers (0612-2294204, 2294205, 7070290170) to address any queries or provide assistance.

Nov 4, 2023 10:01 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 92 people died in Nepal's Jajarkot district, epicentre of quake

Earthquake news LIVE: In the district of Jajarkot, which was the epicenter of the earthquake, authorities have confirmed the tragic loss of 92 lives, with an additional 55 people sustaining injuries, as stated by Kadayat.

In the neighboring Rukum district, the earthquake claimed the lives of at least 36 individuals, resulting in the collapse of numerous houses. Additionally, at least 85 injured individuals were transported to the local hospital, according to Kadayat.

To provide assistance to the injured, the regional hospital in Nepalgunj has made over 100 hospital beds available and has organized teams of doctors on standby.

(With inputs from Associated Press)

Nov 4, 2023 9:44 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Helicopters, ground troops rush to quake site

Earthquake news LIVE: In the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that struck northwestern Nepal districts just before midnight on Friday, leaving at least 128 people dead and dozens injured, both helicopters and ground troops were rapidly mobilized to provide assistance. Officials expressed concerns that the death toll was likely to increase, particularly due to severed communications with many areas.

As dawn broke, rescue helicopters were dispatched to the affected region, while security forces on the ground worked diligently to extract the injured and recover those trapped in the rubble, as reported by Nepal police spokesman Kuber Kadayat.

Troops were engaged in the challenging task of clearing roads and mountain trails obstructed by landslides triggered by the earthquake. Additionally, helicopters were utilized to transport medical personnel and essential medicines to the hospitals in the affected areas.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal also arrived in the region via helicopter, accompanied by a team of doctors.

(With inputs from Associated Press)

Nov 4, 2023 9:03 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: PM Modi expresses grief over Nepal quake deaths

Earthqauke news LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences on Saturday over the deaths resulting from the strong earthquake that struck Nepal late on Friday. Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Modi said, “Deeply saddened by loss of lives and damage due to the earthquake in Nepal. India stands in solidarity with the people of Nepal and is ready to extend all possible assistance. Our thoughts are with the bereaved families and we wish the injured a quick recovery.”

Nov 4, 2023 8:36 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: What was the exact time that quake occurred in Nepal?

Earthquake news LIVE: The strong quake that struck the northwestern region of Nepal on Friday night has resulted in the deaths of at least 128 people and injuries to several hundred. The earthquake occurred at precisely 11.47 pm, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center, with the epicenter located in Jajarkot district's Lamidanda.

Nov 4, 2023 8:15 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: First pictures from the Nepal quake site released. See here

A motorcycle and broken windows are seen in the midst of the rubble in the aftermath of an earthquake in Jajarkot on November 4, 2023.  (AFP)
A motorcycle and broken windows are seen in the midst of the rubble in the aftermath of an earthquake in Jajarkot on November 4, 2023. (AFP)

Earthquake news LIVE: First pictures of the site hit by a strong quake on late Friday night have been released by news agency AFP. They show rubble with a motorcycle and a broken window glass from Jajarkot district, which was the epicenter of the quake.

Nov 4, 2023 7:55 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Nepal PM Dahal heads to quake site with medical team

Earthquake news LIVE: Following the strong quake that hit northwestern region of Nepal, Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal, also known as 'Prachanda,' led a medical team to the site on Saturday morning, as per reports from the news agency PTI, citing statements from officials. Additionally, both the Nepal Army and Nepal Police personnel have been mobilised to participate in rescue operations.

Nov 4, 2023 7:51 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Death toll in Nepal quake rises to 128, several injured

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 128 people have been killed after a strong earthquake that originated in Jajarkot district hit Nepal on Friday midnight, news agency PTI reported.

In the Western Nepal districts of Jajarkot and Rukum, a total of 80 people were killed, with more than 140 individuals sustaining injuries, the report further said citing the state-run Nepal Television.

The earthquake, measuring 6.4 in magnitude, had its epicenter in Lamidanda, Jajarkot district. This seismic event, which occurred at 11.47 pm on Friday, was felt not only in Kathmandu and its surrounding areas but also as far as New Delhi in neighboring India.

Nov 4, 2023 7:39 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Quake tremors felt in Lucknow

People came out of their homes as moderate tremors were felt in Lucknow and parts of Uttar Pradesh. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
People came out of their homes as moderate tremors were felt in Lucknow and parts of Uttar Pradesh. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Earthquake news LIVE: After a strong earthquake struck Nepal's northwestern districts late on Friday, moderate tremors were felt in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow, as well as in some other parts of northern India.

Nov 4, 2023 7:22 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: People in Bihar ran out of homes following quake tremors | Watch

Earthquake news LIVE: After the strong tremors of the earthquake that shook Nepal late on Friday night, residents in Patna, Bihar, ran out of their homes.

Nov 4, 2023 7:14 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: In 2015 Nepal quake, 9,000 people lost their lives

Earthquake news LIVE: Earthquakes are a frequent occurrence in the Himalayan nation of Nepal. In 2015, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake claimed the lives of around 9,000 people and caused significant damage to around 1 million structures.

Nov 4, 2023 7:05 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Here are the top updates so far

• An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck the northwestern part of Nepal, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 70 lives, and officials anticipate that the death toll will increase.

• In Nepal's Rukum West, Chief District Officer confirmed that at least 36 people have been reported dead as on Saturday morning.

• In Jajarkot, which served as the epicenter of Friday's earthquake, at least 34 individuals lost their lives, with some sustaining severe injuries.

• The strong earthquake also triggered tremors that were felt across the northern part of India, including Delhi-NCR. Late on Friday night, many residents rushed out of their homes in response to the earthquake tremors.

Nov 4, 2023 6:54 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Where was the epicentre of the quake that killed at at least 70 in Nepal?

Earthquake news LIVE: Nepal's National Earthquake Monitoring & Research Center said the earthquake's epicentre was at Jajarkot, which is about 250 miles northeast of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.

Nov 4, 2023 6:34 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 36 died in Nepal's Rukum West, quake death toll rises to 70

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 36 people have been confirmed dead in Rukum West, and the overall death toll stood at 70 as of 5 am this morning, as reported by ANI, quoting the Chief District Officer of Rukum West. The toll is expected to rise further, according to the report.

“At least 34 have been confirmed dead in Jajarkot. Many are injured and some of the critically injured sent to Surkhet for further treatment,” Chief District Officer of Jajarkot was quoted as saying by ANI.

Nov 4, 2023 6:22 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Nepal PMO tweets following strong quake in northwestern part of country

Earthquake news LIVE: The Prime Minister's office of Nepal tweeted following the strong quake in the northwestern region of the country.

“Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his deep sorrow over the human and material damage caused by the earthquake at Ramidanda in Jajarkot at 11:47 on Friday night and has mobilized all 3 security agencies for the immediate rescue and relief of the injured,” the tweet read.

Nov 4, 2023 6:07 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Reactions from residents across northern part of India

Earthquake news LIVE: Here are reactions from people across northern part of India after tremors were felt following a strong quake in Nepal.

A Delhi resident tells ANI, “I was lying on the bed and the bed started shaking, I called my sister who was sleeping next to me...when we went to the balcony, there was a lot of noise coming from outside...”

A Gurugram resident tells PTI, “The tremors were felt for quite some time as we were watching television and enjoying the weekend.”

"I was watching TV and felt like a little dizzy all of a sudden...then I saw on the TV about the earthquake and suddenly, I came out of my home" Tushar, a resident of Noida, told news agency ANI.

"I was lying on bed and it started shaking and I noticed even the ceiling fan was moving so I came out of my home," said a resident of Patna.

Nov 4, 2023 5:57 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Third time Delhi has felt quake tremors this month

Earthquake news LIVE: The earthquake that occurred on Friday marks the third instance of the national capital experiencing significant tremors in the past month, all following earthquakes in Nepal. On October 15, both Delhi and the NCR felt strong tremors, and just a few days earlier, on October 3, similar intense seismic activity was felt in the region.

Nov 4, 2023 5:51 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Strong tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Earthquake news LIVE: Residents in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) experienced strong tremors and quickly rushed out of their homes The earthquake caused buildings in the national capital to sway. This marks the third occurrence of powerful earthquakes hitting Nepal within the past month.

Nov 4, 2023 5:45 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 69 killed after strong quake shakes Nepal, toll expected to rise

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 69 people were killed, and several were injured after a strong quake shook the northwestern part of Nepal on late Friday night, news agency PTI reported. Officials said that the toll might increase over time, as communication has currently been lost in some of the quake-hit villages, as per the PTI report.

Nov 4, 2023 8:15 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: First pictures from the Nepal quake site released. See here

A motorcycle and broken windows are seen in the midst of the rubble in the aftermath of an earthquake in Jajarkot on November 4, 2023.  (AFP)
A motorcycle and broken windows are seen in the midst of the rubble in the aftermath of an earthquake in Jajarkot on November 4, 2023. (AFP)

Earthquake news LIVE: First pictures of the site hit by a strong quake on late Friday night have been released by news agency AFP. They show rubble with a motorcycle and a broken window glass from Jajarkot district, which was the epicenter of the quake.

Nov 4, 2023 7:55 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Nepal PM Dahal heads to quake site with medical team

Earthquake news LIVE: Following the strong quake that hit northwestern region of Nepal, Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal, also known as 'Prachanda,' led a medical team to the site on Saturday morning, as per reports from the news agency PTI, citing statements from officials. Additionally, both the Nepal Army and Nepal Police personnel have been mobilised to participate in rescue operations.

Nov 4, 2023 7:51 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Death toll in Nepal quake rises to 128, several injured

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 128 people have been killed after a strong earthquake that originated in Jajarkot district hit Nepal on Friday midnight, news agency PTI reported.

In the Western Nepal districts of Jajarkot and Rukum, a total of 80 people were killed, with more than 140 individuals sustaining injuries, the report further said citing the state-run Nepal Television.

The earthquake, measuring 6.4 in magnitude, had its epicenter in Lamidanda, Jajarkot district. This seismic event, which occurred at 11.47 pm on Friday, was felt not only in Kathmandu and its surrounding areas but also as far as New Delhi in neighboring India.

Nov 4, 2023 7:39 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Quake tremors felt in Lucknow

People came out of their homes as moderate tremors were felt in Lucknow and parts of Uttar Pradesh. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
People came out of their homes as moderate tremors were felt in Lucknow and parts of Uttar Pradesh. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Earthquake news LIVE: After a strong earthquake struck Nepal's northwestern districts late on Friday, moderate tremors were felt in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow, as well as in some other parts of northern India.

Nov 4, 2023 7:22 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: People in Bihar ran out of homes following quake tremors | Watch

Earthquake news LIVE: After the strong tremors of the earthquake that shook Nepal late on Friday night, residents in Patna, Bihar, ran out of their homes.

Nov 4, 2023 7:14 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: In 2015 Nepal quake, 9,000 people lost their lives

Earthquake news LIVE: Earthquakes are a frequent occurrence in the Himalayan nation of Nepal. In 2015, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake claimed the lives of around 9,000 people and caused significant damage to around 1 million structures.

Nov 4, 2023 7:05 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Here are the top updates so far

• An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck the northwestern part of Nepal, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 70 lives, and officials anticipate that the death toll will increase.

• In Nepal's Rukum West, Chief District Officer confirmed that at least 36 people have been reported dead as on Saturday morning.

• In Jajarkot, which served as the epicenter of Friday's earthquake, at least 34 individuals lost their lives, with some sustaining severe injuries.

• The strong earthquake also triggered tremors that were felt across the northern part of India, including Delhi-NCR. Late on Friday night, many residents rushed out of their homes in response to the earthquake tremors.

Nov 4, 2023 6:54 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Where was the epicentre of the quake that killed at at least 70 in Nepal?

Earthquake news LIVE: Nepal's National Earthquake Monitoring & Research Center said the earthquake's epicentre was at Jajarkot, which is about 250 miles northeast of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.

Nov 4, 2023 6:34 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 36 died in Nepal's Rukum West, quake death toll rises to 70

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 36 people have been confirmed dead in Rukum West, and the overall death toll stood at 70 as of 5 am this morning, as reported by ANI, quoting the Chief District Officer of Rukum West. The toll is expected to rise further, according to the report.

“At least 34 have been confirmed dead in Jajarkot. Many are injured and some of the critically injured sent to Surkhet for further treatment,” Chief District Officer of Jajarkot was quoted as saying by ANI.

Nov 4, 2023 6:22 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Nepal PMO tweets following strong quake in northwestern part of country

Earthquake news LIVE: The Prime Minister's office of Nepal tweeted following the strong quake in the northwestern region of the country.

“Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his deep sorrow over the human and material damage caused by the earthquake at Ramidanda in Jajarkot at 11:47 on Friday night and has mobilized all 3 security agencies for the immediate rescue and relief of the injured,” the tweet read.

Nov 4, 2023 6:07 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Reactions from residents across northern part of India

Earthquake news LIVE: Here are reactions from people across northern part of India after tremors were felt following a strong quake in Nepal.

A Delhi resident tells ANI, “I was lying on the bed and the bed started shaking, I called my sister who was sleeping next to me...when we went to the balcony, there was a lot of noise coming from outside...”

A Gurugram resident tells PTI, “The tremors were felt for quite some time as we were watching television and enjoying the weekend.”

"I was watching TV and felt like a little dizzy all of a sudden...then I saw on the TV about the earthquake and suddenly, I came out of my home" Tushar, a resident of Noida, told news agency ANI.

"I was lying on bed and it started shaking and I noticed even the ceiling fan was moving so I came out of my home," said a resident of Patna.

Nov 4, 2023 5:57 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Third time Delhi has felt quake tremors this month

Earthquake news LIVE: The earthquake that occurred on Friday marks the third instance of the national capital experiencing significant tremors in the past month, all following earthquakes in Nepal. On October 15, both Delhi and the NCR felt strong tremors, and just a few days earlier, on October 3, similar intense seismic activity was felt in the region.

Nov 4, 2023 5:51 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: Strong tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Earthquake news LIVE: Residents in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) experienced strong tremors and quickly rushed out of their homes The earthquake caused buildings in the national capital to sway. This marks the third occurrence of powerful earthquakes hitting Nepal within the past month.

Nov 4, 2023 5:45 AM IST

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 69 killed after strong quake shakes Nepal, toll expected to rise

Earthquake news LIVE: At least 69 people were killed, and several were injured after a strong quake shook the northwestern part of Nepal on late Friday night, news agency PTI reported. Officials said that the toll might increase over time, as communication has currently been lost in some of the quake-hit villages, as per the PTI report.