New Delhi: A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.5 on Richter scale and a major aftershock struck Nepal and parts of North and Northeast India on Saturday. Widespread damage is being reported from Nepal.
Information is being collected from all districts, everyone is on the field said CM Nitish Kumar has asked the state administration to asses the situation following tremors.
The quakes were also felt in parts of Nepal, say reports.
Stampede has been reported from Kutchery in Varanasi following the earthquake. More details are awaited.Tremors were also felt in North India, in cities like Delhi and Jaipur
Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 was felt in north-west of Kathmandu, intense tremors felt in Bihar and West Bengal.
The BBC reports some buildings have been damaged in the quake in Nepal but there has been no initial word on any casualties.
Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred today at 11.41 am between latitude 28.1 North and Longitude 84.6 East. The epicentre was located in Nepal, an IMD statement said.
A major aftershock is being experienced in North India.Mobile phone services affected across Nepal.Delhi Metro services were briefly suspended after the quake.
In India, tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim.