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Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude jolts Nepal, 15 hurt; tremors felt in Bihar

Last Updated: Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 00:36
Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude jolts Nepal, 15 hurt; tremors felt in Bihar
Pic courtesy: USGS
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi/Kathmandu: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake on Friday evening struck close to Kathmandu, shaking much of the capital of Nepal as per the US Geological Survey (USGS). At least 15 people are reportedly injured.

Due to the quake in Nepal, strong tremors were also felt in parts of India's Bihar including Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Bettiah, Darbhanga and Raxaul, ANI reported.

The earthquake quake was epi-centred at Sindhupal chowk district, 55 km, north east of Nepal's capital Kathmandu according to The National Seismological Centre.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of Nepal home ministry said, "Fifteen people were injured in Kathmandu as people ran away from their houses in panic during the tremor," PTI reported. 

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.

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

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

8500 people lad lost their lives in that massive earthquake. Many people in India also lost their lives.

 

First Published: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 22:54
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