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Nepal struck by 4.5 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit western Nepal in the wee hours of Friday. There are no reports of damage to property or casualty so far. 

Nepal struck by 4 5 magnitude earthquake
Kathmandu, First Published Nov 1, 2019, 12:34 PM IST
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Kathmandu: A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook western Nepal on Friday, the country's seismological department said.

However, there was no report of any damage of property or casualty.

The tremor, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, was felt at 3:51 am in the western region and its epicentre was in Baglung district, about 600 km west of Kathmandu, the National Seismological Department said.

Nepal was hit by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in 2015 that left nearly 9,000 people dead and 22,000 others injured. Around 6,00,000 structures in Kathmandu and other nearby towns were either damaged or destroyed.

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