(JustPatriots.com)- The earthquake that slammed western Nepal on Wednesday is responsible for the deaths of at least six people and the injuries of a number of others, as reported by the police.
The earthquake struck at approximately 2:12 in the morning. It occurred on Wednesday at 8:27 p.m. Nepal time, which is 8:27 p.m. UTC. The earthquake’s epicenter was close to a national park in the sparsely inhabited Doti district, which is 430 kilometers (or 267 miles) west of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
According to The Kathmandu Post, the United States Geological Survey measured the earthquake to have a magnitude of 5.6 at a depth of around 15.7 kilometers (9.8 miles); however, Nepal’s National Seismological Centre recorded a magnitude of 6.6.
A child of 8 years old, a girl of 13 years old, and two females of 14 years old were killed when multiple houses fell in the Purichauki rural municipality, according to Bhola Bhatta, the deputy superintendent of police in Doti.
A woman in her forties and a male in his fifties perished in the incident. According to a story in The Kathmandu Post, Bhatta stated that the incident injured five additional people who were then sent to a hospital.
New Delhi, the capital of India, experienced some shaking, but there were no reports of casualties on the Indian side of the border.
Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Prime Minister of Nepal, sent out a tweet in which he extended his sympathies to the relatives of the fatalities and stated that he had asked the appropriate agencies to provide urgent assistance to those who were located in the impacted areas.
An army ground rescue team has been sent to the location, and two helicopters are on standby in the neighboring towns of Surkhet and Nepalgunj, according to the spokesperson for the Nepalese army, Narayan Silwal.
Nepal is still rebuilding after two big earthquakes struck the country in 2015, killing around 9,000 people and destroying entire villages and temples that date back centuries. The amount of harm done to the economy was six billion dollars.