Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh Hit by 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake, Epicenter Located 215 km North of the City at a Depth of 10 km.
In a series of seismic events in South Asia, an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale struck Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS). The NCS reported that the earthquake occurred at 1 am on November 5, with the epicenter located 215 km north of Ayodhya at a depth of 10 km.
The NCS promptly shared the details on X (formerly Twitter), stating, “Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 05-11-2023, 01:07:22 IST, Lat: 28.73 & Long: 82.26, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 215km N of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.” The NCS serves as the primary agency for monitoring earthquake activity in India, keeping a close watch on seismic events.
Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 05-11-2023, 04:38:20 IST, Lat: 28.63 & Long: 83.94, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 169km NW of Kathmandu, Nepal for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/i07qTLatFl @KirenRijiju @moesgoi @Dr_Mishra1966 @Ravi_MoES pic.twitter.com/gbw29Q4TPR
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) November 4, 2023
Just a day earlier, on Friday, tremors were felt in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) and various parts of northern India due to a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. The region is still grappling with the aftermath of this significant seismic activity, which has tragically claimed over 157 lives and caused extensive damage.
In a further development on Sunday, another earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 struck Nepal. This event unfolded at 4:38:20 IST at a depth of 10 km, with its epicenter located 169 km northwest of Kathmandu, as reported by the National Centre for Seismology.
NCS shared the specifics of this Nepal earthquake as well, stating, “Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.6, Occurred on 05-11-2023, 04:38:20 IST, Lat: 28.63 & Long: 83.94, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 169 km NW of Kathmandu, Nepal.”
The Nepalese Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, visited the affected regions and assessed the situation. In response to the crisis, the government has mobilized the Nepal Army, Nepali Sentinel, and the Armed Police Force to carry out rescue operations, including the use of helicopters. Health workers equipped with essential medical supplies from surrounding districts have been rapidly deployed to provide medical assistance to the injured.
Nepal has experienced significant damage in the affected areas, with hundreds of people injured and thousands of homes destroyed. The government is actively engaged in relief work to address the situation.
India has extended its support during this challenging period and released an emergency contact number for Indians in Nepal requiring urgent assistance. The Indian Embassy in Nepal posted the alert, sharing the contact number: “Alert Emergency Contact Number for Indians requiring assistance due to the recent earthquake in Nepal: 977-9851316807 MEA India.” The neighboring countries continue to collaborate to manage the impact of these seismic events in the region.