Almost 3,700 people have been killed after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday morning with massive tremors felt in Delhi and the entire northern region of India. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) upgraded the intensity from 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale.
The epicenter of the strong earthquake was reportedly in Nepal's Pokhara, but massive tremors were felt as far as Lucknow and Patna in India.
Helpline Numbers: Nepal earthquake emergency numbers: Police range (Kathmandu) 4261 945, 4261 790
8.00 pm (IST): Fresh tremors of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale shook parts of West Bengal and Bihar on Monday. A quake was also reported from Jharkhand.
The toll in India has crossed 70.
1.08 pm (IST): As #ThankYouPM is the top trend on Twitter in India, PM Narendra Modi used the micro-blogging platform to thank Indians.
"If we want to thank anyone, it should be the 125 crore people of India who have made Nepal's pain their own & extended all help," Modi tweeted.
To all those saying #ThankYouPM- appreciate the sentiment…real thanks should be to our great culture, which teaches us 'Seva Parmo Dharma'.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2015
11.44 am (IST): Almost a million children have been "severely affected" in the Nepal earthquake a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reportedly said.
9.15 am (IST): The toll has risen to 3,218, Nepal officials have confirmed.
9.50 pm (IST): The death toll has reached 2,500 in Nepal, while in India, the number of casualties have risen to 65.
6.50 pm (IST): At least 22 climbers are believed to be killed in avalanches at a base camp in Mt Everest, while scores are feared buried.
5.20 pm (IST):
Several people are said to have been buried under the snow.
10.20 am (IST):
Indian Army calls aid mission in earthquake-hit Nepal 'Operation Maitri'.
9.09 pm (IST): The death toll has reached a staggering 1,500 in Nepal. In India, the toll has climbed to 41.
9.06 pm (IST): Baba Ramdev is said to have had a narrow escape in Nepal.
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 25, 2015
8.30 pm (IST): The death toll in Nepal has climbed to 970, and is likely to rise further.
8.25 pm (IST): Indian tourists in Nepal being flown back home.
RT @eoiktmnp IAF Aircraft with 52 Indians onboard to leave for Delhi, more aircrafts on the way to evacuate stranded Indians in Nepal.
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) April 25, 2015
8.20 pm (IST): Images of destruction from Everest base camp in Nepal. About 18 people were killed in an avalanche triggered by the Nepal earthquake.
— Rizal Zulkapli AWANI (@rizalzulkapli) April 25, 2015
7.39 pm (IST): Chilling images surfaced from Nepal's devastation.
— Chico Harlan (@chicoharlan) April 25, 2015
7.35 pm (IST): The Indian armed forces have been deployed for rescue and aid in neighbouring Nepal.
6.55 pm (IST): The death toll is nearing 900, with scores of people still to be rescued from rubble of collapsed buildings.
The death toll in India is at 34.
5.07 pm (IST): The death toll in Nepal continues to rise, with the current figure at 700, and the numbers are likely to rise.
4.30 pm (IST): An avalanche triggered by the Nepal earthquake at Mount Everest killed eight people at a base camp on Saturday, reuters reported.
4.08 pm (IST): The death toll in Nepal has risen to 449, according to police officials, Reuters has reported. This is the most disastrous earthquake to hit Nepal in over eight decades.
4.00 pm (IST): The death toll in India has risen to nearly 20, with most deaths reported from Bihar.
3.15 pm (IST): The death toll in Nepal has already crossed 150, with the toll likely to rise.
3.14 pm (IST): The death toll in India has risen to nine, according to reports.
2.44 pm (IST): This is the link to Google's Person Finder app for the Nepal Earthquake
— Google India (@googleindia) April 25, 2015
2.33 pm (IST): Landslides have been reported in Sikkim due to the earthquake.
2.10 pm (IST): Five deaths reported in India. 3 from Bihar.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said that there were no preliminary reports of damage in India.
1.52 pm (IST): The Nepal earthquake has reportedly triggered avalanches in the Mount Everest.
1.48 pm (IST): Nepal's iconic Dharahara Tower, also known as Bhimsen Tower, has been reportedly destroyed.
— Rajesh Shenoy (@ranjalrajesh) April 25, 2015
— Stefan Simanowitz (@StefSimanowitz) April 25, 2015
1.45 pm (IST): The Indian Defence Ministry has put Indian Air Force and the Army on standby for rescue efforts related to the earthquake.
— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) April 25, 2015
1.37 pm (IST): At least two deaths in Nepal. Toll likely to increase.
1.30 pm (IST): Quake survivors are being rushed to hospitals with broken limbs, severe injuries.
1.12 pm (IST): Two children are among the several casualties. One child was killed on the Indian side of the border with Nepal, according to Reuters.
1.02 pm (IST): According to social media posts, nearly 400 people are feared buried in a building collapse in Kathmandu.
— Sagar Ghimire (@nepocean) April 25, 2015
12.50 pm (IST): The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has upgraded the intensity to 7.9 on the Richter scale.
12.45 pm (IST): There are reports of casualties from the massive earthquake in Nepal. Buildings have collapsed.
12.40 pm (IST): "We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home & in Nepal," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
In Nepal's capital of Kathmandu, reports of heavy damages are trickling out, with photos shared on social media showing collapsed buildings.
Twitter was immediately abuzz about the earthquake, with many netizens posting in the middle of the tremors.
According to social media posts, tremors were also felt in Rajasthan and other parts of the country.
Earthquake tremors were also felt in Kolkata, TMC's Derek o'Brien tweeted, adding that some buildings 'shook'.
— Bibek Bhandari (@bibekbhandari) April 25, 2015
— Guna Raj Luitel (@gunaraj) April 25, 2015
Earthquake in the heart of Kolkata. Building in Kalighat shook #alert Serious seismic
— Derek O'Brien (@quizderek) April 25, 2015
That was a pretty scary, long earthquake, no? — Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) April 25, 2015
earthquake in rajasthan too..
— Fan Akshay (@SRKspartans) April 25, 2015