5.3-magnitude earthquake jolts Kathmandu

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Nov 19, 2015 11:52 IST

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and adjoining districts on Thursday, Nepal’s National Seismological Centre said.

The mild tremor struck at 10am with the epicentre at Sindhupalchowk district, Xinhua news agency reported.

Sindhupalchowk is an adjoining district of Kathmandu.

Nepal was devastated by powerful earthquakes and aftershocks in April and May which claimed over 9,000 lives.

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