Earthquake in India with epicenter in Nepal

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale has rattled parts of north India including Delhi last night. The quake's epicentre is located in Nepal, about 50 kilometres away from its border with Uttarakhand. The quake's depth itself is estimated at 10 km. Nepal is on the edge of the Indian Plate and the Eurasion Plate and is therefore in a very sensitive zone. If a major earthquake were to hit Nepal or neighbouring India, the impact on Nepal would be large. The Narora Atomic Power Station in Uttar Pradesh is located very close to the Nepal border and if something similar to the Japan earthquake were to occur, it could be disastrous for Nepal.