Nepal lies in one of the world’s most active tectonic zones which makes it extremely vulnerable to earthquakes.
On Monday afternoon, strong tremors jolted Delhi and its neighboring cities as Nepal experienced its second earthquake in just three days, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the quake’s epicenter was located 233 kilometers north of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
These tremors caused panic among the local population, with many in Delhi and the National Capital Region reporting significant shaking of desks and furniture. Just last Friday, Nepal was hit by a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake, claiming the lives of at least 157 people. It marked Nepal’s most devastating earthquake since 2015. Nepal’s geographical location places it in one of the world’s most active tectonic zones, rendering it highly susceptible to earthquakes.