Two earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 and 5.3 hit Nepal on December 28, 2022. Following this, a video started making rounds on social media claiming that it is the CCTV footage of the recent tremors.
The video was shared with a caption: Powerful #Earthquake at #Nepal, I hope there is no damage to the people of Nepal, I pray for everyone’s recovery. Hindus
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the video, and found it to be old.
On watching the video carefully, we realised that three different videos have been edited together. So, we fact-checked all three videos separately.
Putting the keyframes of the video through Reverse Image Search, we found that the same video was shared by the YouTube channel WildFilmsIndia on Apr 13, 2020, with a title: Nepal Earthquake CCTV footage from Darbar Marg, Kathmandu 25 April 2015.
Another YouTube channel has also shared the same video, dated Jun 15, 2015, with a title: Nepal Earthquake CCTV footage Darbar Marg Kathmandu 25 April 2015.
Thus, it is clear that the footage is old.
The second video was shared on Twitter by the page Radio Farra 95.7 FM on November 23, 2021. The video was shared with a caption: #Attention A 4.52 magnitude #earthquake was recorded in #Quito and that’s how strong it felt in the capital. #news #Ecuador.
NewsMobile independently couldn’t confirm the location of the video, though, it is clear that the video is old.
The third video (inverted horizontally) was uploaded on YouTube on Oct 12, 2021, with the title: Greece earthquake | Crete earthquake 2021.
Hence, it is clear that all the clips in the viral video are old and the post is misleading.
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