Earthquake jolts Nepal

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Kathmandu, Nov 28: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on Richter scale shook the capital city Kathmandu and some other parts of Nepal.

The quake was witnessed at 5.20 a.m. local time on Monday, forcing people to come out of their homes in panic.

The epicentre was located in the bordering area of Solukhumbu and Ramechhap Districts in northern Nepal, Xinhua news agency quoted the National Seismological Centre as saying.

Tremors were experienced also in Pokhara, Chitwan and several parts of the Himalayan nation. However, there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Hundreds of aftershocks with four or more magnitude have been recorded so far since last year’s devastating earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives and left thousands injured.

 Wefornews Bureau

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