Guwahati, April 24, 2019
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter Scale hit Kathmandu in Nepal early in the morning of April 24, 2019.
Earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.2 and 4.3 struck Naubise in Dhading District at 6:29 am and 6:40 am respectively and another quake struck Kathmandu with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter Scale at 6:14 am of April 24, 2019, as per to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
The three quakes come a day before Nepal marks four years of the devastating earthquake that claimed more than 8,000 lives and injured more than 20,000 on April 25, 2015.
The earthquake hit Nepal hours after reports emerged that Arunachal Pradesh was hit by an earthquake in the wee hours of April 24th, 2019 morning. Strong tremors of intensity 6.1 on Richter scale hit Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Northeast. The epicenter of the shallow quake was about 40 km southeast of Along district in Arunachal Pradesh.
April 2015 Nepal Earthquake
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on April 25, 2015, with a magnitude of 7.8 Mw or 8.1 Ms and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of VIII (Severe).
Its epicenter was east of Gorkha District at Barpak, Gorkha, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 8.2 km (5.1 mi). It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.
The ground motion recorded in the capital of Nepal was of low frequency which, along with its occurrence at an hour where many people in rural areas were working outdoors, decreased the loss of property and human lives.
The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing 21, making April 25, 2015, the deadliest day on the mountain in history. The earthquake triggered another huge avalanche in the Langtang valley, where 250 people were reported missing.