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5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, no injuries reported

This is the second earthquake in Nepal within a week.

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An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit Nepal on 31 July morning, forcing the residents to wake up from sleep and run outside.

According to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre, the earthquake of 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred at 7:58 am with the epicentre being around 147 km east-southeast of Kathmandu at a depth of 10 km

The effect of earthquake was felt in and around the Kathmandu valley, while, no immediate damage was reported.

Several places in Bihar were jolted by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck Nepal's capital Kathmandu in the early hours of Sunday, the National Centre for Seismology said.

Initial reports say the tremors were felt in Bihar's Katihar, Munger, Madhepura and Begusarai.

There has been no account of any casualty or damage to property due to the quake, officials said.

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This is the second earthquake in Nepal within a week. Earlier on 25 July, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake shook the central Nepal and its epicentre being in Helambu in Sindhupalchowk district. Though no damage was reported then too.

The National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre has informed that be earthquake was an aftershock of the Gorkha Earthquake of 2015.

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Published: 31 Jul 2022, 08:36 AM IST
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