The blue circle shows the 7.4 magnitude quake, 68km west of Namche Bazar, Nepal Photo: USGS

12 May 2015

People have experienced Earthquake Today strikes the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest. Details of it can be seen in the picture given above as Earthquake Map. Today Massive Earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit the Nepal border today. The epicenter of the quake has been pin-pointed to be 22 KM southeast of Zham in China along the Nepal border. The epicenter is reported to be 83 KM away from Kathmandu.

According to US Geological Survey and other Earthquake Information it had a magnitude of 7.4. An earthquake on 25 April, centred in western Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8. Strong tremors were felt in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, which was badly damaged in last month’s earthquake.

People rushed out of their homes and offices in cities like Patna in Bihar and Gurgaon near Delhi. Earthquake Today In Delhi was quit significant. Several parts of India also felt the tremors.

Shockwaves were felt across northern India and as far away as the capital New Delhi, where buildings swayed for more than a minute and people scurried into the streets.

Like April’s earthquake, today’s was shallow – 10 km deep. Shallow quakes are more deadly because the amount of energy released is focused over a smaller area.

Earthquake Video

Breaking News Earthquake Today is all over internet and social media. Few Earthquake Video are given below for today’s incident.

Indian television footage shows lights shaking in Delhi.

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Earthquake Causes

Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake. When two blocks of rock or two plates are rubbing against each other, they stick a little. They don’t just slide smoothly; the rocks catch on each other. The rocks are still pushing against each other, but not moving. After a while, the rocks break because of all the pressure that’s built up. When the rocks break, the earthquake occurs. During the earthquake and afterward, the plates or blocks of rock start moving, and they continue to move until they get stuck again. The spot underground where the rock breaks is called the focus of the earthquake. The place right above the focus (on top of the ground) is called the epicenter of the earthquake.

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