An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 was felt on Sunday in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Earthquake tremors were felt at 7.39 am. Earthquake shocks were also felt in Bagmati and Gandaki states. There are no reports of any casualties due to the earthquake. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Dhading district, the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center said.
Earthquakes are not uncommon in Nepal due to its location where the Tibetan and Indian tectonic plates collide. These plates move closer to each other by two meters every century, creating pressure and subsequent earthquakes. A few days ago, on October 16, an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 was recorded in the southwestern province of Nepal. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks killed nearly 9,000 people in Nepal in 2015.
There was noise everywhere
Apart from this, light shocks of the earthquake were also felt in many districts of Bihar, which is adjacent to Nepal. People have reported feeling earthquake tremors in the morning. Due to the strong tremors of the earthquake, there is an atmosphere of panic among the common people. People started running away from their homes. There was an atmosphere of clamor everywhere. Currently, there is no news of any damage.
Nepal has experienced several major earthquakes in the last 10 years. According to data from the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center
On 25 April 2015, a major earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred near Kathmandu. The event caused widespread devastation, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring thousands.
On May 12, 2015, another major earthquake of 7.3 magnitude occurred, this time in Dolkha. This resulted in additional casualties and increased overall devastation in the region.
In the years since 2015, Nepal has experienced several magnitude 5 to 6 earthquakes. These incidents have caused varying levels of damage and loss of life in different regions of the country.