A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in the night of 3-4 November 2023, at a depth of 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Doti district, about 400 km west of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
The earthquake was felt in many parts of Nepal and India, including the capital cities of Kathmandu and Delhi. The tremors were particularly strong in the western and central regions of Nepal.
Impact in Nepal
According to preliminary reports, the earthquake caused widespread damage in Nepal, with reports of landslides, collapsed buildings, and power outages.
Some of the worst damage was reported in the Doti and Bajhang districts, where the epicenter of the earthquake was located. In the Doti district, several houses and government buildings collapsed, and landslides blocked roads. In the Bajhang district, a landslide buried a bus, killing at least six people.
The earthquake also caused damage to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and power lines. This has made it difficult to reach some of the affected areas and provide relief to the victims.
Impact in Delhi
The earthquake was also felt in Delhi, located about 450 km east of the epicenter. The tremors were particularly strong in the northern and eastern parts of the city.
Although there were no reports of injuries or serious damage in New Delhi, the earthquake caused panic and disruption. Many people evacuated their homes and offices and took refuge in open spaces.
The earthquake also caused power outages in some parts of the city. However, the power supply was restored within a few hours.
More details are awaited.