An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit Nepal, the National Centre for Seismology informed. Tremors were were felt across the national capital and in the wee hours of Wednesday.
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Many were woken up by the tremors at around 2 am, social media users reported on Twitter.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred in Nepal, Manipur at around 1.57 am on November 9.
At least six people were killed and five others injured in it.
The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground, said the National Center for Seismology. Strong tremors from the earthquake were also felt in Delhi.
This is the second earthquake to hit Nepal in around five hours as an earthquake of magnitude 4.9 was reported in Nepal at 8:52 pm on Tuesday.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday morning took to Twitter and expressed hope that everyone was safe.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri expressing concerns tweeted, “As Delhi is now in Seismic Zone IV from zone II, it is reason enough for us to have state-of-the-art, earthquake resistant buildings.”
Strong tremors were felt in the national capital and nearby cities including Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram and even in Lucknow.
The Himalayan region in Uttarakhand and adjoining Nepal has been experiencing earthquakes of lower magnitude for the past couple of days.
The USGS said the epicentre of the earthquake was at 21 km from Dipayal in Nepal.