A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook northwestern Nepal simply earlier than midnight Friday, killing not less than 138 folks with dozens extra injured
ByThe Related Press
November 4, 2023, 7:47 AM
KATHMANDU, Nepal — A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook northwestern Nepal simply earlier than midnight Friday, killing not less than 138 folks with dozens extra injured. Officers stated the dying toll was anticipated to rise as rescuers searched the Himalayan villages the place communication was reduce off.
Earthquakes are frequent in mountainous Nepal.
Listed here are among the strongest in latest historical past:
— July 29, 1980: At the very least 200 die and hundreds are injured after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal-India border.
— Aug. 20, 1988: The Himalayan nation’s capital is rocked by a 6.9 quake, killing not less than 1,000 folks and injuring hundreds.
— April 25, 2015: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake kills some 9,000 folks, the worst in Nepal’s historical past, and damages about 1 million constructions. The earlier deadliest earthquake that struck the area was in 1934 with over 8,000 fatalities.
— Could 12, 2015: One amongst about two dozen aftershocks of the April 25 earthquake kills over 200 folks and injures greater than 2000.
— Nov. 10, 2022: At the very least 6 individuals are killed after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocks the mountains of west Nepal.
— Nov. 3, 2023: A 5.6 magnitude quake hits northwestern Nepal, killing not less than 138 and injuring dozens.