Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes Nepal region

Kathmandu: A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Nepal on Saturday, three days after a 6.6-magnitude tremor killed six people in the Himalayan nation and sparked panic among citizens.

The tremor, the third to hit the quake-prone nation this week, was felt around 8.12 pm local time.  The earthquake was recorded in Bajhang district, 460 km west of Kathmandu. The epicentre of the earthquake was Patadebal of Bajhang, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre.

There were no immediate reports of any causality or damage to property. Earlier, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said it was a 5.3-magnitude quake. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground.  The earthquake was also felt in parts of northern India.


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