Tuesday 6 December 2016

Fresh tremors in Nepal as 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Kathmandu

Published 16/05/2015 | 14:03

A collapsed house during a landslide after Tuesday's earthquake at Singati Village in Nepal Credit: Athit Perawongmetha
A collapsed house during a landslide after Tuesday's earthquake at Singati Village in Nepal Credit: Athit Perawongmetha

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has struck in Nepal, sending tremors across Bihar and parts of northern India.

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Buildings shook throughout the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar regions on Saturday, as the the US Geological Survey recorded a "shallow quake" about 76 km east south east of the capital Kathmandu.

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Centering on Nepal, the quake is the third so far this month and lead to fresh panic among those trying to rebuild after an earthquake killed 8,000 people in April and leveled more than 250,000 homes throughout the region.

There has been no reports yet of deaths from this most recent quake, though at least 17 people are thought to have been killed in northern India.

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Some 117 persons were killed, and more than 1000 were injured, when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on May 12.

The quake shook neighbouring countries including India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China.

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