Update: Devastating earthquake hits Nepal; India affected – Hundreds dead

Update: Devastating earthquake hits Nepal; India affected – Hundreds dead

Written by Staff Writer

25 Apr, 2015 | 12:43 pm

Massive tremors lasting well over a minute were felt across northern India after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday morning.

Tremors were felt across eastern and northern parts of India, said JL 150425101127-nepal-earthquake-street-rubble-exlarge-169Gautam, Head Operations Seismology of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). “Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred today at 11.41 AM between latitude 28.1 North and Longitude 84.6 East. The epicentre was located in Nepal,” an IMD statement said.

In Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region, people were seen running out of their houses after buildings shook for well over a minute. However, there are no reports of any damage in Delhi.

NepalTremors were also felt in Patna, Lucknow, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh and other cities.

Nearly half an hour after the first tremors, aftershocks were felt again around 12:20 pm across North India. The quake has caused damage in various parts of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. There are reports of buildings coming down in the Nepal capital.

Foreign media reports say that over 1800 people have been killed.

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Following footage of the post-quake aftermath has been uploaded into YouTube by the Associated Press:

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