5.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal

5.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and surrounding areas on Wednesday, forcing many people to flee their homes for safety.

The MyRepublica newspaper reported that the epicenter of the quake was on the Nepal-China border in Sindhupalchowk district.

The quake was felt in the Kathmandu Valley and neighboring districts at 3:07 pm on Wednesday, the newspaper said.

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There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.

In April 2015, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing about 9,000 people and injuring about 22,000 others. It also damaged more than 800,000 homes and school buildings.

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