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Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude strikes Nepal

world Updated: Nov 28, 2016 16:20 IST
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Nepal earthquake

The epicentre was located at Solukhumbu district near the Mount Everest region, around 150 km east of Kathmandu.(USGS)

A moderate intensity earthquake of 5.5 magnitude shook Nepal early on Monday morning.

According to the National Centre for Seismology under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake occurred at 5.05 am at a depth of 10 km.

The epicentre was located at Solukhumbu district near the Mount Everest region, around 150 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal’s National Seismological Center said. It recorded the intensity of the quake at 5.6.

This was the 475th aftershock, of magnitude 4 and above, of the devastating April 2015 temblor in the quake-prone Himalayan country.

There was no immediate report of any damage or casualty.

The earthquake was also felt in Kathmandu and other parts of central and Eastern Nepal.