May 12, 2015 12:55 pm
LAHORE (Web Desk) – Nepal has once again been hit by a strong earthquake on Tuesday afternoon when a 7.4 temblor was felt across the country including several parts of Punjab in Pakistan while North and East India. USGS reported that the 7.4 quake on Richter scale had an epicentre at 83 km South-East of Kathmandu.
Four people are reported to be brought dead to a hospital in Chautara, a Norwegian aid agency claimed. At least 12 people are said to be injured, while three major landslides are also reported in Sindhupalchowk region.
The nearby cities are Zham (China), Banepa (Nepal), Panaoti (Nepal), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Patan (Nepal).
The earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit Nepal and many parts of North India with the impact being felt up in Delhi, West Bengal, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other parts of north India.
The USGS has also reported about another quake with its epicentre in Afghanistan measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale.
The Delhi Secretariat was immediately evacuated after the tremors felt in the national capital.
On 25 April, a massive 7.9 magnitude had hit Nepal and many parts of North India with the Himalayan Kingdom suffering huge loss of life and property. The earthquake killed over 7,000 people in Nepal.
The number of houses destroyed in Nepal due to the 25 April earthquake was over 1,60,000, nearly twice the number of households wrecked in the 1934’s deadly temblor that has been the country’s worst disaster of all times.
In worst-affected districts like Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk, the damage was even more extensive, with up to 90 percent of houses destroyed, according to a situation report released by the United Nation’s humanitarian agency OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs).
Among the affected districts, Sindhupalchowk has reported the maximum casualties with over 2,000 deaths, and several hundreds have died in Gorkha, where the epicentre of the deadly quake lay that fateful day.
The report has also estimated $415 million as needed for vital humanitarian relief in the quake-ravaged country. According to the report, the number of houses wrecked in the earthquake 81 years ago stood at 80,893.