1. Earthquake in Nepal: 5.5 magnitude quake forces residents to rush out of homes; over 15 people injured

Earthquake in Nepal: 5.5 magnitude quake forces residents to rush out of homes; over 15 people injured

The quake was epi-centred at Sindhupalchowk district, 55 km, north–east of Kathmandu, according to The National Seismological Centre.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 6, 2016 3:55 PM
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Earthquake in Nepal: 5.5 magnitude quake on the Richter scale rocks Nepal; the quake’s epicentre was in the Sindhupalchowk district, 55 km, north-east of Kathmandu, according to the country’s National Seismological Centre.

Earthquake in Nepal: A moderate quake measuring 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale today hit Nepal’s capital and its tourist hub Pokhra, injuring 15 people.

The quake was epi-centred at Sindhupalchowk district, 55 km, north–east of Kathmandu, according to The National Seismological Centre.

Fifteen people were injured in Kathmandu as people ran away from their houses in panic during the tremor, according to the home ministry spokesperson.

Two injured persons have been admitted to the hospital. The tremor was also felt in Pokhara, a tourist hub of western Nepal, 200 km, south-west of Kathmandu.

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Earthquake in Nepal: Google map shows Sindhupalchowk district and surroundings.

The epicentre was Sindhupalchowk district, near Tibet border.

There has been so far 428 after shocks with 4 or more magnitude recorded across Nepal after the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015.

Nine days ago, another 4.4 magnitude tremor was recorded in the same area.

Friday’s quake forced many people to come out of their house.

Sindhupalchowk is the epicenter of several strong tremors during April-May last year. However, there was no report so far about any causality in the incident.

 

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