6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Jajarkot, Sending Tremors Across the Region

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck the region, with its epicenter located in Ramidanda, Jajarkot. The earthquake, which occurred at 11:47 PM local time on Friday night, has left residents in various cities, including Kathmandu, feeling its tremors.

Lokbijay Adhikari, the head of Nepal’s National Seismological Center, confirmed the seismic event, providing details on its magnitude and epicenter. The quake’s impact was significant, causing concern as it was felt not only in Jajarkot but also as far as the capital, Kathmandu.

The United States Earthquake Hazards Program reported a separate seismic event with a magnitude of 5.6, centered 42 kilometers south of Jumla. The region continues to experience aftershocks and tremors, keeping residents on high alert.


Senior journalist Bhadra Sharma shared an image on social media showing damage caused by the earthquake in Jajarkot, including cracked walls. Detailed information on the extent of damage and any casualties is still awaited.

This earthquake follows a recent seismic event that occurred on October 3, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter located in Chainpur, Bajhang.

That event resulted in both human and physical damage, emphasizing the need for preparedness and vigilance in Nepal’s seismically active regions. Authorities and organizations continue to monitor the situation and provide assistance as needed.


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