A powerful earthquake in Nepal has claimed the lives of at least 128 individuals, as confirmed by the police in the capital city of Kathmandu. Numerous others have sustained injuries, and the number of victims could potentially increase, according to a representative of the local administration in the Jajarkot district, near the epicenter of the earthquake.
Initial reports did not provide exact statistics on casualties or injuries from other areas in the mountainous region. The National Earthquake Monitoring Centre (NEMRC) measured the earthquake’s magnitude as 6.4, and it occurred at 11:47 pm (1802 GMT) on Friday. In contrast, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded the magnitude as 5.6.
The region experienced at least three aftershocks within the subsequent hour, with a magnitude of at least 4.2. The impact of the earthquake was also felt in northern parts of neighboring India, including the capital, New Delhi, as reported by various Indian media outlets, including the Times of India.