Strong earthquake in Nepal, tremors felt Delhi, NCR, parts of north India

Kathmandu: A strong earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu, the quake was 31 km (19 miles) deep and the US Geological Survey says it expects heavy damage.

A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit near Nepal. A person from Nepal shared this picture.
A strong 7.7-magnitude earthquake has hit in Nepal. A person from Nepal shared this picture.

Early reports from Kathmandu say some houses have been damaged and walls toppled.

There is no immediate word on casualties.

The quake hit around noon Saturday and was also felt in neighboring India as well as in Pakistan.

In India, Earthquake of 7.4 magnitude in Ritcher scale was felt in Delhi, Kolkata, NCR, Jaipur, Lucknow.

Mohammad Shahab, a resident from Lahore, Pakistan, says he was sitting in his office when the earthquake rocked the city.

He says the tremors continued for a while but now the situation is normal in the city.

The sustained quake also was felt in India’s capital of New Delhi.