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A 5.0 magnitude earthquake felt in Nepal.Facebook/I Love Siliguri

Tremors were felt in several parts of India after an earthquake hit Nepal on Sunday. The fresh quake struck 89 km east of Kathmandu. According to The National Seismological Centre in Kathmandu, the quake, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale with the epicentre at Dolakha was recorded at 2.47 pm (local time). 

The US Geological Survey in a statement noted that the "earthquake magnitude was 5.0 and it occurred near Namche Bazar at 09:02:09.00 UTC on 23 August, 2015."  

The tremors were felt in Delhi, following which people rushed out of their homes. Mild tremors also were felt in parts of Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim.

A devastating earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale on 25 April had killed roughly 9,000 people and injured more than 20,000 in Nepal.

Earthquake Updates on Twitter 

Sahil ‏@s5sahil

Just experienced a very mild tremors of earthquake here in delhi. Anyone else?

Vishal Manve ‏@VishalManve12

Magnitude 5 earthquake strikes near Kodri in Nepal, light shake felt in #Darjeeling too

G. Mahadevan ‏@gmahadevan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits Kodari in Nepal (Sent via NDTV app)

Siliguri Times ‏@SiliguriTimes 

Did u feel the Earthquake today ? Earthquake tremor felt in Siliguri

Sunil Malhotra ‏@SunilMalhotra 

Was there an earthquake just now in Delhi?

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