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Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hits Nepal, epicentre in Chitlang area

Earthquake in Nepal: According to the Nepal Seismological Center, the tremors were felt at around 1.20 am and the epicentre was at Chitlang area in the district.

Anurag Roushan Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Kathmandu Updated on: November 23, 2023 11:23 IST
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Nepal earthquake: An earthquake of 4.5 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Nepal's Makwanpur District on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. According to the Nepal Seismological Center, the tremors were felt at around 1.20 am and the epicentre was at Chitlang area in the district.

No casualty or damage of properties have been reported so far, officials said. 

India sent emergency aid package

Nepal is still trying to overcome the loss of lives and property that took place due to a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that jolted the Himalayan nation on November 3. India sent an emergency aid package, comprising medical equipment, relief materials and more, for people affected by the magnitude 6.4 earthquake.

The strong tremor, which even jolted New Delhi and parts of north India, left 157 dead and scores injured in Nepal. Serving as the first responder, India shipped essential medicines and relief materials to assist the earthquake-affected communities.

Nepal prone to earthquake

Situated on the precarious Himalayan seismic zone, Nepal is a highly earthquake-prone country and its quake-battered western mountainous region is likely to face a threat of a bigger earthquake, a seismologist says. According to the government's post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) report, Nepal is the 11th most earthquake-prone country in the world. 

Nepal is located at the boundary of these two plates and therefore lies in a highly active seismic region. Therefore, earthquakes are common in Nepal. Data from the Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre shows that since January 1, 2023, till date, there have been a total of 70 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 and above in Nepal. Of these, as many as 13 were between magnitude 5 and 6 while three were above magnitude 6.0.

(With inputs from ANI)

ALSO READ: Strong tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, north India after 6.4 earthquake strikes Nepal

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