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5.4 magnitude tremblers hit Nepal; parts of north India felt tremors

5.4 magnitude tremblers hit Nepal; parts of north India felt tremors

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New Delhi, Dehradun: A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, some 101 km east-southeast from Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, and strong tremors were felt in parts of north India, including in Delhi-NCR on Saturday evening, PTI reported.

The National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre of Nepal informed that the tremors' epicentre was traced to Patadebal of Bajhang, 460 km west of Kathmandu. No immediate damage, injury or casualty was reported.

The quakes happened at 7:57 pm, and people ran out of their houses in panic. This was three days after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake happened in Nepal, killing three people in the country. This is the third quake in a week.

The Saturday quakes were felt in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and some western Uttar Pradesh districts like Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar, and Shamli.

Kamal Tewari, a resident of Noida, said he experienced the tremors for at least 10 seconds, adding, "it was not as strong as the one on Wednesday night but still left us in fear".

Ravi Chopra had just reached home when he felt the jolts.

"I was sitting in the living room when I saw the fan and the chandelier swaying," the Ghaziabad resident said.

Many people also shared their experiences on Twitter, posting videos of people rushing out of their houses and some gathering in groups.

Earlier, a 3.4 magnitude earthquake with an epicentre in the Pauri Garhwal region in Uttarakhand struck at 4:25 pm on Saturday.

The Himalayan region along the Uttarakhand-Nepal border has experienced at least eight earthquakes of varying magnitudes between November 8 and 12, the data from the National Centre of Seismology showed.

Saturday's quake originated in Nepal at a depth of 10 km with a Latitude of 29.28 N and a Longitude of 81.20 E.

In Uttarakhand, the tremors were felt in places including Pithoragarh, Munsiyari and Gangolihat.

"The origin of the earthquake was 10 km deep and 3 km from Silanga town of Nepal. The affected countries are India, China and Nepal," Pithoragarh Disaster Management Officer BS Mahar said.

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