Strong earthquake hits Nepal, tremors felt in India and China


PUBLISHED Sun, November 27, 2016 - 6:53pm EST
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A strongly-felt earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4. has struck northeast Nepal, with shaking felt in Kathmandu and parts of China, India, Bhutan and Bangladesh, seismologists and residents are reporting. (more)





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The earthquake, which happened at 5:20 a.m. local time in Nepal on Monday, was centered about 18 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of Namche Bazaar in Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone. It struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), making it a shallow earthquake.

Both the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre have put the preliminary magnitude of Monday's earthquake at 5.4.

Residents across the region reported feeling the early-morning tremor, but there was no immediate word about possible damage or casualties, though many residents reported that the tremors were strong enough to wake them up.

A resident in Banepa, about 110 kilometers west of the epicenter, described it as a "long shake". There were also many reports from Kathmandu. "Long mild shake felt and scary noise too at Lazimpat, Kathmandu. I was ready to jump off my bed and run," one resident told EMSC.

We're working to gather additional information.

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