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5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal; tremors felt in Bihar

world Updated: Feb 05, 2016 23:12 IST
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An earthquake of 5.5-magnitude struck Nepal on Friday night. Strong tremors were felt in Kathmandu, according to US Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the quake was at Sindhupalchowk district located 65 kilometres north of Kathmandu. According to Nepal Seismological Centre, the quake, which is an aftershock of last year’s devastating quakes in April and May, struck at 10.05pm (9:50pm IST).

There is no immediate report of any loss of lives or major damage to property.

Tremors were also felt in several areas in northern parts of Bihar.

Last year’s quakes have been followed by 427 aftershocks measuring over 4 on the Richter scale till date. The quakes had claimed nearly 9,000 lives and destroyed over half a million houses.

(With agency inputs)