India’s National Centre for Seismology reported on Tuesday that two earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.6 and 6.2 rattled Nepal at intervals of 25 minutes, with severe tremors spreading to regions of north India and Delhi-NCR.
According to a representative of the National Centre for Seismology, the first earthquake, which had a magnitude of 4.6, struck Nepal at a depth of 10 km at 2:25 PM (12:55 PM). At 2:51 PM (01:21 PM), a larger earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 rattled the Himalayan nation.
However, according to the USGS, the quakes had magnitudes of 4.9 and 5.7, respectively, on the Richter scale. The first earthquake on October 3, 2023, was reported 43 kilometres northeast of Dipayal, Nepal, at 14:25 (12:55 PM). The second earthquake that followed was registered 8 kilometres northeast of Dipayal, Nepal, at 14:51 (13:21).
After the second earthquake, people in Delhi and the National Capital Region reported feeling intense tremors and hurried out of their offices and high-rise structures.
They were told not to panic by the Delhi Police. “We hope you all are safe. Please come out of your buildings to a safe spot, but do not panic. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS! For any emergency help, dial 112,” it stated in a post on X.
Other regions of north India, such as Chandigarh and Jaipur, also experienced tremors. According to the Jaipur Police control room, there is currently no knowledge of any losses.