Nepal rattled by a 5.6 and a few days later a 5.2

Nepal-Earthquake ©Provided by CBS News A woman cries as she stands on the rubble of her collapsed house where the members of her family died during an earthquake in Jajarkot, Nepal, Nov. 5, 2023. / Credit: NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

Revelations 6:12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood

Important Takeaways:

  • Nepal hit by new earthquakes days after temblor kills more than 150
  • Two significant earthquakes jolted Nepal on Monday, just three days after a powerful temblor killed more than 150 people in the Himalayan nation. A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Nepal on Monday, centered in the Jajarkot district about 250 miles northeast of the capital, Kathmandu, which was hit hard by the magnitude 5.6 earthquake on Friday
  • At least 153 people were killed by that first quake, according to the latest official figures from Nepalese authorities on Monday, which was a slightly lower toll than provided over the weekend. More than 339 people were also injured.
  • A 4.5-magnitude aftershock hit the western part of the country just nine minutes after the earthquake on Monday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. At least three people sustained minor injuries but there were no reports of any deaths from the Monday temblors, according to Jajarkot police official Satosh Rokka.
  • Earthquakes are common in mountainous Nepal, but Friday’s quake was the deadliest since a 7.8 magnitude temblor struck in 2015, killing about 9,000 people and damaging about a million buildings.

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