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Two major earthquakes shake Nepal, entire north-India effected

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New Delhi : The powerful earthquake shake has been felt in entire of North India including Delhi-NCR and in Nepal. A high-intensity quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scal, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, rocked many parts of East and North India, including Delhi on Saturday.

The earthquake struck near Lamjung in Nepal, about half-way between the town and the capital, Kathmandu. Witnesses said some buldings in Kathmandu had collapsed. There are unconfirmed reports of casualties.

Tremors were felt across eastern and northern parts of India, said J.L. Gautam, Head (Operations), Seismology, at the Indian Meteorological Department.

“Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred today at 11.41 a.m. between latitude 28.1 North and Longitude 84.6 East. The epicentre was located in Nepal,” an IMD statement said.

The tremors, which were felt in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, lasted for a minute, triggering panic and forcing people to rush out of their houses and offices.

There were no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to property in Delhi. Officials said Metro train services in Delhi were also affected due to the earthquake.

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