Earthquake in Sikkim, India shakes Kathmandu and other Parts of Nepal

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has been experienced in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other parts of the country. The earthquake occurred around 6.25 pm (this evening) and its reported that at least five people have been killed and several others have been injured. The epicentre of the earthquake is said to be somewhere along the Indo-Nepal border. Reported till now is of Magnitude 4.8 6.8 in SIKKIM, INDIA. Kathmandu, however experienced magnitude 6.8 on Richter Scale Earthquake.

The National Seismologic Centre (NSC) in Kathmandu said that the quake was measured 6.8 on the Richter scale with its epicentre in the border region of Taplejung of Nepal and Sikkim of India.

Epicenter of the earthquake
Epicenter of the earthquake - Nepal

The earthquake lasted for few seconds and people in Kathmandu are already full of panic.

Reported Injuiries:

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  • It has been reported that three persons have been injured as the wall of the British embassy to Nepal crumbled in Lainchaur.
  • According to Metropolitan police in Kathmandu, three persons (two adults and a child), were killed in the earthquake. They were killed when a compound wall fell on the car they were traveling at Laichchaur, Kathmandu.
  • Those killed have been identified as Sajan Shrestha, 36, and his eight-year-old daughter Anisha of Gorkha and one other man Bir Bahadur Majhi, according to police inspector Dan Bahadur Thapa, chief of Metropolitan Police Range, Sohrakhutte.
  • TV channels reported two persons were killed in Dharan. 20-year-old Santosh Pariyar and his six-year-old Kamal Pariyar died when the wall of their house collapsed, District Police Office Sunsari informed.
  • The Home Ministry came up with a statement saying the earthquake destroyed around 58 houses across the nation with 10 in the capital.


The Earthquake also interrupted the ongoing House session of CA in Kathmandu. Seen in the image below are Lawmakers outside the CA building in Kathmandu. (Photo: Bhaswor Ojha)
CA Members during Earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

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