According to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre, the earthquake with an epicentre in Jajarkot district, about 500km west of Kathmandu, was recorded at 11:47 pm.
Debris of a building damaged due to the earthquake. People were seen digging through the rubble in the dark to rescue trapped people from the remains of collapsed buildings.
Nepali Army personnel conduct a rescue operation after the earthquake. Both Nepal Army and Nepal Police personnel have been mobilised to carry out rescue work.
Victims from Jajarkot are reaching Nepalgunj airport in ambulances to get treatment in hospitals.
Locals help to bring out a trapped child from a building's rubble. Many people spent the night in the open because of fear of further quakes and damage to their houses.
The Nepal Army mobilised its personnel soon after the earthquake to carry out rescue works at the incident site.
The Jajarkot and Rukum districts of western Nepal were worst hit by the quake. Deputy Mayor Sarita Singh of Nalgadh Municipality in Jajarkot was among those killed in the quake.
Around 159 aftershocks have been recorded following last night's earthquake, the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center reported
People wait outside their buildings in Delhi where tremors were felt due to the earthquake in Nepal.
People gather outside their homes after tremors were felt due to the earthquake, in Patna.