6.0 magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal

6.0 magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal

On Sunday morning, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck Nepal. According to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre, the earthquake struck Nepal at 8:13 a.m. IST near Martim Birta in the Khotang district, 147 kilometers east-southeast of Kathmandu.

The epicenter’s depth was observed at a distance of 10 km in eastern Nepal, where it was found to be at a latitude and longitude of 27.14 degrees North and 86.67 degrees East. As of now, no injuries or damages have been recorded.

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The recent earthquakes in Nepal, which have resulted in the unparalleled loss of life and destruction of property, have made it necessary to develop well-thought-out policy measures to deal with such calamities.

On April 25, 2015, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale hit central Nepal between Kathmandu, the country’s capital, and Pokhara. 

As a result, 8,964 people are thought to have died and close to 22,000 wounded, according to estimates.

The Gorkha earthquake also affected several towns in north India, Lahore, Pakistan, Lhasa, Tibet, and Dhaka, Bangladesh, also felt vibrations.

The earthquake forced the closure of Kathmandu’s international airport.

On Mount Everest, the earthquake also caused an avalanche that claimed 22 lives. Finally, on May 12, 2015, a significant aftershock occurred; its center was close to the Chinese border between Kathmandu and Mount Everest. According to estimates, this earthquake left more than 2,500 people wounded and over 200 people dead.