"According to preliminary reports, four people had died in the town of Chautara in central Nepal . Several buildings in the town have collapsed. According to accounts on Twitter, the quake caused widespread panic and major traffic jams in the capital.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters in New Delhi that the government is prepared. "There is no need to panic. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been put on alert in Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Patna, Kolkata and Bhatinda," he said.
As per reports, 17 people have been killed in the earthquake in India, of which, 16 in Bihar, 1 in UP; 39 others have been reportedly injured.
Tuesday's earthquake comes after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on April 25,2015 killing at least 8,046 people and injuring more than 17,800 and about 600,000 homes were destroyed or damaged in the quake.