The government of India has given out the details of the Nepal earthquake that shook the Himalayan front region, including Indian border states. The Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred today at 11.41 A.M IST (Indian Standard Time) at a depth of 10 Km with its Epicentral Region located in Nepal about 80 Km NW of Kathmandu. Its Latitude and Longitude are 28.1 N and 84.6 E respectively, said the statement.
“Effects of this earthquake were severely felt in all northern and central parts of India including in the capital city of New Dellhi,” said the statement. A broad graphical representation of the earthquake showing the magnitude in varying colours as on the right of the graphic as shown above.
A report by the Seismic Division of the Indian Meteorological Department says major damage is expected in and around the epicentral region. The source region is expected to experience an intensity of IX and above at Modified Mercalli scale(MMI) , which corresponds to considerable damage even in specially designed structures . About 14 aftershocks were also reported of much less magnitude till last reports came in as shown below:
|SN||Time in IST||Latitude||Longitude||Depth in Kms||Mag|
Immediately in about ten minutes of occurrence of the quake the Indian Tsunami Early Warning Center (ITEWC) of INCOIS- Indian Nation Center for Ocean Information Services and the IMD also sent alert to all higher authorities of the government indicating the epicenter and the magnitude of the quake, it said.