Another Earth quake occurred today of 6.8 magnitude around 12.39 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) at a depth of 10 Km with its Epicentral Region located in Nepal about 65 Km east of Kathmandu. Its Latitude and Longitude are 27.71 N and 85.91 E respectively.
Effects of this earthquake were also severely felt in all northern and central parts of India including in the capital city of New Delhi.
Within ten minutes of occurrence of the quake the Indian Tsunami Early Warning Center (ITEWC) of INCOIS- Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services gave details of the epicenter and the magnitude of the quake.
Meanwhile the Weather Forecasting Center of the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted fairly widespread rain/ thundershower activity over Nepal during next 24 hours. The activity is most likely to become widespread on 27 and 28 April with possibility of isolated heavy thunderstorm activity, particularly over eastern part of Nepal. Similar weather is also predicted for Kathmandu. It has been suggested that precaution be taken against the above weather and also due to possibility of landslides at vulnerable sites.
Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim would also experience fairly widespread to widespread rain/thundershower activity during next 3 days with possibility of isolated heavy thunderstorm. Scattered thunderstorm activity over Bihar and isolated over East Uttar Pradesh would also occur during next 2-3 days.