Days after killing hundreds in a strong earthquake, another one hits Nepal

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Nepal was hit by another 5.6-magnitude earthquake today

NEPAL, Nov 6, (Agencies): Nepal was struck by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake, compounding the recent devastation from another powerful quake that claimed the lives of 157 people and injured numerous others. The seismic tremors also extended into neighboring India.

The first earthquake in the series occurred just days before, registering a magnitude of 6.4, according to Nepal’s National Seismological Centre. The German Research Centre for Geosciences initially measured it at 5.7, later downgraded from an initial estimate of 6.2, while the US Geological Survey reported it as 5.6.

In the aftermath of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, Jajarkot, the epicenter located roughly 500 km (300 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu, experienced significant tremors. The district is home to approximately 190,000 residents living in remote hillside villages. Officials expressed concerns that the death toll from this earthquake could rise, as they were unable to establish contact in the hilly and challenging terrain.

The subsequent earthquake triggered landslides that blocked the roads leading to affected areas, further hindering search and rescue efforts, as reported by the Nepal police.

Since the most recent earthquake, numerous buildings in Jajarkot and the neighboring Rukum West district have either collapsed or sustained extensive damage, rendering them uninhabitable.

Survivors recounted the terrifying sounds of buildings collapsing shortly after the quake struck. Local media showcased images of multi-story brick houses with crumbling facades and scattered furniture. Video footage captured people fleeing into the streets as some buildings had to be evacuated.

This earthquake is the deadliest since 2015 when Nepal endured two devastating earthquakes, resulting in the loss of about 9,000 lives. Entire towns, ancient temples, and historical landmarks were reduced to rubble. Additionally, over a million houses were destroyed, resulting in a staggering economic cost of $6 billion.

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