Earthquake Today: Deputy Mayor dies in earthquake in Nepal’s Jajarkot

Deputy Mayor of Jajarkot, Nepal, is killed in today’s earthquake; do you know why so many earthquakes strike the neighboring country?

Nepal Earthquake: The Nepal Police have reported that the earthquake has caused damage to elderly households. Nepal was struck by quakes measuring 6.1 and 4.8 in magnitude last month.

Earthquake Today

Nepal Earthquake: As of last night, November 3rd, a powerful earthquake in Nepal has claimed the lives of at least 128 individuals. These numbers continue to rise steadily. At 11:47 pm, Nepali media reported that a magnitude 6.4 earthquake was detected. The earthquake has primarily caused significant devastation in the western regions of Jajarkot and Rukum in the province of Karnali.

The director of the National Earthquake Measurement Center, Lokvijay Adhikari, stated that the earthquake struck Jajarkot in western Nepal at 11:47 pm. Sarita Singh, the Deputy Mayor of the Nalgarh Municipality of Jajarkot, lost her life in the earthquake that struck late Friday evening. Beyond them, over fifty individuals have perished in the vicinity.

As per the Nepal Police, the earthquake has caused damage to elderly dwellings. Fifteen individuals perished, eleven of whom were minor daughters, including Lakshmi Bik of Rukum West District, Athbiskot Municipality, who was eleven years old. An earthquake in Khalanga, Jajarkot, Nepal, has claimed the life of one individual. Suresh Sunar, chief district officer of Jajarkot, confirmed receiving information regarding the demise.

What causes the frequency of earthquakes in Nepal?

Daily, the land of Nepal begins to tremble. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake transpired in the Dhading district on October 22 of the previous month. Additionally, on October 16, an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the Sudurpaschim province of Nepal. About 9,000 people were killed in 2015 as a result of an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 and its aftershocks.

However, what is the underlying cause and recurrence of earthquakes in Nepal? In reality, Nepal is positioned at the interface of the Tibetan and Indian tectonic regions. The displacement of these tectonic plates by as much as two meters every hundred years generates seismic activity and atmospheric pressure. As per the Disaster Assessment Report (PDNA) issued by the Government of Nepal, Nepal ranks eleventh globally in terms of susceptibility to earthquakes.