A strong earthquake of 7.5 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked several parts of India, including Delhi and NCR, around 11.45 am on Saturday. Many people rushed out of their homes and offices in panic. Aftershocks were felt in many cities across India.
The tremor in Delhi, according to the India Meteorological Department, was 5 magnitude. It said the depth of earthquake was 10 km in India. The US Geological Survey said the epicentre was at Lamjung in Nepal – a district some 75 km northwest of capital Kathmandu. The intensity of the quake is said to be high in the Himalayan area.
In India, apart from the national capital, the tremor was felt in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar West Bengal, Assam and down south Kochi.
No major damage or casualty has been reported in India so far. However, many buildings collapsed in Kathmandu. One died and many others injured in Nepal, according to sources. Besides capital Kathmandu and Besisahar in Lamjung, the cities which were affected include Bharatpur, Pokhara and Kirtipur. While many casuak