More than 150 people died in Nepal due to a strong earthquake (2 photos + 3 videos)

6 November 2023

Authorities believe that the number of victims will increase as the rubble is cleared and communications with remote mountain regions are restored.

The epicenter was located 36 kilometers from the city of Jumla, and the magnitude of the earthquake, according to various estimates, ranged from 5.6 to 6.4.

Tremors were felt in the capital of Nepal - Kathmandu and in the capital of India - New Delhi.

According to preliminary information, 157 people were killed and more than 370 were injured.

According to the National Seismological Center, at least three aftershocks of magnitude 4 and more than 35 smaller aftershocks were recorded over the past 24 hours.

According to the department's senior seismologist Lokvijaya Adhikari of the National Earthquake Measuring Centre, Western Nepal has been very turbulent lately. Over the past 3 years alone, 44 thousand small and medium-sized tremors have occurred.

The expert said there is a risk of a powerful earthquake of magnitude 8 or more in the area. The fact is that the Indian plate under the surface of the earth is moving north towards the Eurasian plate at a speed of two centimeters per year, causing seismic faults in the Himalayan region.

Seismic energy has accumulated there. No matter how many small and medium earthquakes occur, this place is capable of causing a large earthquake.

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