Earthquake rocks Nepal: 4.8-magnitude quake strikes shake Kathmandu with tremors felt in India too1 min read

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Earthquake rocks Nepal: 4.7-magnitude quake strikes Kathmandu with tremors felt in India too

  • The quake struck at a depth of 29km at around 5.30am on Wednesday 
  • There were no reports of injuries 
  • It comes after 2015 quake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck in Kathmandu in Nepal, with tremors felt in India as well.

The quake struck at a depth of 29km at around 5.30am on Wednesday.

There were no reports of injuries. 

One witness wrote online: ‘I was sleeping and I felt my bed shaking along with thundering of windows… I woke up and rushed to see out.

‘A few people were out of their homes already.’ 

Another added: ‘I am a deep sleeper but this woke me up. It lasted for about 15 seconds. 

‘People went outside and said earthquake. It wasn’t strong enough to scare people much and we all went back inside afterwards like nothing had happened.’

It comes four years after a devastating earthquake struck the country, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring nearly 22,000. 

The April 2015 quake, measuring 7.8, was the country’s worst natural disaster since another in 1934.

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