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4.9 magnitude quake hits Indo-Nepal border region

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 09:47

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: An earthquake of slight intensity hit the Indo-Nepal border region near Bihar at 05:10 am (IST) on Wednesday.

As per the Indian Meteorological department (IMD), the earthquake measured 4.9 of the Richter scale with the epicentre at Latitude 26.1°N and Longitude 87.8°E near Biratnagar in Nepal.

According to the US Geological Survey earthquake monitoring system, the epicentre lay at a depth of 40 km from the earth’s surface. The epicentre was 63 km south east of Biratnagar, 63 km north north east of Katihar in Bihar and 395 km north of Kolkata (Calcutta).

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude at 5 on the Richter scale. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported as yet.

Today’s earthquake is the 19th to have been recorded in India this year.

As per the US monitoring system, another 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan. The epicentre was located at a distance of 24 kilometres from Kalat and 157 kilometres from Quetta.

First Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 09:47
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