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5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Nepal, Damages Houses and Sends Tremors to Delhi

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck Nepal on Tuesday, causing damage to some houses and sending tremors as far as India’s capital, New Delhi.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake occurred at a depth of 25 km, about 63 km northwest of Nepal’s Jumla district, which is more than 300 km from the capital, Kathmandu.

According to Nain Rawal, an official in Bajura district near Jumla, the tremor was significant and caused panic among the people who gathered on the streets.

However, there were no immediate reports of any casualties.

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The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.4. Social media users in India reported feeling strong tremors that shook ceiling fans and other fixtures. It is important to note that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed almost 9,000 people in Nepal in 2015.

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