An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 hit western Nepal on Tuesday afternoon. Lokvijay Adhikari, head of the earthquake measurement centre, was quoted as saying by the Ekantipur news portal that the epicenter of the quake was in Mela area of Bajura district in Sudurpaschim province. There were no immediate reports of loss of life and property. The 5.9-magnitude quake was felt across wide areas of western Nepal, said Monika Dahal, head of the National Center for Earthquake Monitoring and Research. Its tremors were also felt in parts of neighboring India.
Earthquake tremors were felt in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand including Delhi-NCR on Tuesday. Due to the strong tremors of the earthquake, the earth kept shaking for a few seconds. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 5.8 on the reactor scale.
Earlier in December 2022, three tremors were felt one after the other in western Nepal. In April 2015, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring nearly 22,000 others. It also damaged over 800,000 homes and school buildings.