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Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes Nepal, tremors felt in Delhi NCR

Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes Nepal, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes Nepal, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR
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By Reuters Nov 9, 2022 8:42:25 AM IST (Updated)

Nepal's earthquake was centred about 158 km (98 miles) northeast of Pilibhit, a city in Uttar Pradesh and occurred at a depth of 10 km, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck Nepal on Wednesday morning, the country's seismological centre said, with media reporting six people had been killed.

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The quake was centred about 158 km (98 miles) northeast of Pilibhit, a city in the neighbouring Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and occurred at a depth of 10 km, European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The EMSC had earlier pegged the earthquake at a magnitude of 5.6.
Tremors were also felt in India's capital, New Delhi, and surrounding areas. India's National Center for Seismology marked the quake at a magnitude of 6.3.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Bhola Bhatta, the acting chief at the District Police Office in Doti, said that all the victims were killed by the debris of the houses damaged during the earthquake.
Earlier, a 5.7-magnitude tremor was recorded at 9.07 pm and another 4.1- magnitude tremor at 9.56 pm on Tuesday at the same epicentre, according to the Seismological Centre.
In April 2015, a devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and wounding nearly 22,000 others. It also damaged over 800,000 houses and school buildings.
 
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