Earthquake, yet again: Fresh tremors jolt Nepal

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Kathmandu, Aug 11: Months after the disastrous earthquake in Nepal, the country once again was hit by fresh tremors on Tuesday, Aug 11.

4.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal around 10:42 am. According to reports, epicentre of the earthquake was at Kathmandu.

[Quake-ravaged Nepal needs .6 billion for reconstruction: Government]

Earthquake in Nepal (File Photo)

Two tremors of moderate intensity jolted the capital of Nepal. It caused panic among people, who rushed out of buildings.

A 4.3 magnitude aftershock was recorded at 10:24 am local time, with epicentre in Kathmandu. Another one of 3.7 magnitude was felt at 4:20 am at Kirtipur area in Kathmandu, according to the National Seismological Centre.

The quakes were strong enough to force people out of buildings.

A total number of 378 aftershocks with 4 or more magnitude have been recorded since the devastating temblor on Apr 25 that killed some 9,000 people.

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Earlier on Monday, Aug 10, a powerful earthquake of 6.1 magnitude jolted the northern Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

The tremors were felt all across North India including Delhi, NCR, many parts of Srinagar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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