India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS) recorded five consecutive earthquakes of magnitude 2.7 and 6.2 on Tuesday. India And NepalSome property damage was reported.
The third, the largest, occurred at 2:51 pm local time (09:21 GMT) at a depth of five kilometers along the center of western Nepal, the NCS said.
Another 4.6-magnitude tremor at a depth of ten kilometers was recorded at the same location half an hour ago, while two north Indian states recorded 4.3 and 3.0 magnitude tremors. Uttarakhand And Assamrespectively, said the Indian company.
The NCS also recorded another magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 16:29 local time (10:59 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers in Faizabad city in western Afghanistan.
However, only the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported Two almost simultaneous magnitude 4.9 and 5.7 earthquakes With its epicenter in the Nepalese city of Tibyal Chilkadi in western Nepal.
The quake was felt in cities like New Delhi and Kathmandu, and some houses were reported damaged in some Nepalese cities. Officials have not reported any casualties at this time.
Nepal And Afghanistan Found in between Countries most prone to natural disasters Lacking adequate infrastructure to deal with floods or earthquakes, it has a highly vulnerable population, mostly the poor.
According to the Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP), an alliance created to coordinate emergency response among Asian countries, Kathmandu is the national capital facing the highest risk of earthquakes among 21 megacities worldwide.
He April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, collapsing multi-story buildings in Kathmandu, and triggering landslides and avalanches in the mountains. Almost 9,000 people died More than 22,000 people were injured.
The disaster left hundreds of thousands of people homeless and caused nearly 6.47 billion euros worth of damage. More than seven years after the earthquake, reconstruction work has not been completed, and the area has been left stagnant by the effects of the epidemic.
Afghanistan also suffered a major disaster The 1998 earthquakes in the north of the country were followed by two earthquakes of magnitude 5.9 and 6 in February that killed around 4,000 people. A few months later, at the end of May, another magnitude 7 earthquake struck the area again and caused about 5,000 deaths.