Nepal: Two earthquakes struck western Nepal on Thursday night, according to the National Seismological Center. Earthquakes were of magnitude 4.8 and 5.9 and the epicenter was Dahakot, Bajura. Both the earthquake occurred at night which lead to panic among the people. However, no reports of any casualties have surfaced till now. Adjoining districts of Bajura in Western Nepal also witnessed the shaking of grounds.
Both the earthquakes occurred just one and a half hour apart from each other. The first quake was recorded around 11:58 PM local time followed by the second at 1:30 AM local time informed Rajesh Sharma, an official at the Seismological Center in Surkhet District of Nepal. Local residents in Bajura reported that they felt the shake and had to immediate evacuate their homes. The western region of Nepal has been for a long time not seen any seismic activity, but in recent times the seismic activities have increased.
“We are trying to figure out the impact of the earthquake,” the District Police Office Bajura confirmed. In the beginning of 2023, Bajura, a treacherous mountain located in Nepal, which is about 850 km away from the capital, Kathmandu recorded a huge earthquake that resulted in death of six people.