A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck western Nepal on Friday, Nepal's National Seismological Centre reported, as witnesses said it caused houses in the area to collapse and buildings in New Delhi, India to shake.
At least 20 people have been rushed to hospital with injuries, Jajarkot district official Suresh Sunar told Reuters by phone.
"I am out in the open myself. We are collecting details but due to cold and night it is difficult to get information from remote areas," he told Reuters. "We have mobilized rescue personnel."
The Nepalese agency said the quake occurred at 11:47pm. (1802 GMT) in Jajarkot district of Karnali province. Jajarkot is about 500 km west of the capital Kathmandu.
Local media footage showed crumbled facade of multi-storied brick houses.
Tremors were felt in neighbouring districts and as far away as the national capital of Kathmandu, residents said.
"Houses have collapsed. People rushed out of their homes. I am out in the crowd of terrified residents. We are trying to find details of damages," police official Santosh Rokka told Reuters by phone.
The earthquake shook buildings in New Delhi, about 600 km away, according to Reuters' witnesses. Videos on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, showed people running onto the street as some buildings were evacuated.
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) pegged the earthquake at a magnitude of 6.2 and depth of 10 km.