India Meteorological Department head LS Rathore said that the earthquake had an intensity of 7.5 on the Richter scale. He said that a strong aftershock measured 6.6.
The first earthquake was followed by a temblor of comparatively lesser intensity. The epicentre of both the temblors was at Lamjung in Nepal - a district some 75 km northwest of capital Kathmandu. The epicentre of the first quake was 29 km east of Lamjung while the second quake was 49 km east of Lamjung.