AUDIO: 7.5 magnitude earthquake rumbles Nepal, no impact on Sri Lanka
April 25, 2015 12:54 pm
The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that the 7.6 magnitude earthquake which hit Nepal this morning, causing massive tremors lasting well over a minute across northern India, had no impact to Sri Lanka.
The quake has caused damage in various parts of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. There are reports of buildings coming down in the Nepal capital.
The shaking was perceived by people who contacted the USGS as “severe” to “violent,” nearly the highest rating on the intensity scale. Tremors were felt as far as New Delhi, more than 200 miles away in neighboring India.
Tremors were felt across eastern and northern parts of India, said JL Gautam, 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.
The quake reportedly was 19 kilometres deep.
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.
Tremors 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.