Four earthquakes hit India and Nepal, no casualties

Four earthquakes hit Nepal (below) and India (above)Google Maps/Business Insider India

  • The first earthquake to hit was in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh at 1:00am.
  • Following which three more earthquakes were felt in Nepal.
  • The US Geological Survey predicts ‘low likelihood’ of damages and fatalities.
The first earthquake was felt in Aalo, Arunachal Pradesh — in north west India at 1:00am. This was followed by three earthquakes in Nepal in the morning measuring up to 5.2 on the Richter Scale.

The first 4.8 tremor was felt at 6:14am in Kathmandu, followed by two tremors in Naubise in Dhading at 6:29am and 6:40am.

The intensity of the earthquake in India, however, is disputed. The Indian Meteorological Department measured it as 5.8 on the Richter Scale but the US Geological Survey (USGS) asserts that the magnitude of the earthquake was actually around 6.1.

Regardless of the numbers, USGS predicts that there is ‘low likelihood’ of resultant casualties and damages from the quake.

Xinhua — China's official state news agency — reported that the earthquake in India was also felt in Tibet, one of India’s neighbours. Myanmar and Bhutan, two other countries that share a border with Arunachal Pradesh, have reported any such activity.

See also:
The 15 most earthquake-prone countries in the world, according to science

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