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5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal; tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR for the second time this week. Today, the tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR at around 8 pm after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal.

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Earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR for the second time this week. Today, the tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR at around 8 pm after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal.

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) said an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred in Nepal, at around 7:57 pm today.

“The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground,” it said.

“Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred on November 12 at 7.57 p.m. Depth: 10 km, location: Nepal,” the National Centre for Seismology tweeted.

There were no immediate reports on any damage to life or property.

Earlier, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale had rocked Nepal in the early hours of Wednesday.

The NCS had said the earthquake occurred at around 1:57 am in Nepal at a depth of 10 kilometres. The tremors were also felt in India’s capital New Delhi and its surrounding areas.

Strong tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Lucknow and other parts of central Uttar Pradesh during the early hours on Wednesday after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, prompting many to rush out of their houses in the middle of the night, National Center for Seismology said.

Wednesday’s tremor was the second earthquake in Nepal within 24 hours.

Nepal also saw an earthquake of 4.5 magnitudes on the early morning of Tuesday, according to NCS.

Earlier on October 19, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred near Kathmandu. As per NCS, the earthquake occurred 53 kilometres east of Kathmandu at around 2:52 pm. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground.