An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hits Nepal

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Sunday and tremors were felt in parts of Northeast India and Bihar as well.

According to the National Center of Seismology, the earthquake was recorded at 7.58 am (IST) and its epicentre was 147 km east-southeast of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, news agency ANI reported.

Tremors of the earthquake were felt in Sikkim, Darjeeling and Muzaffarpur in Bihar. There is no news of any casualties so far.

In 2015, a major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the Himalayan nation, causing widespread destruction and killing more than 8,500 people. It also triggered landslides and avalanches, which killed 22 climbers on Mount Everest. The quake that followed a month later killed more than 200 people and injured hundreds more.

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