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Earthquake of 5.3 magnitude jolts Nepal, no casualties reported

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An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude jolted Kathmandu Valley and other parts of central Nepal today.

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  • An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude jolted central Nepal today
  • No casualties have been reported in the incident
  • The earthquake had its epicentre in Belkot Gadhi of Nuwakot district

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted Kathmandu Valley and other parts of central Nepal on Saturday morning.

However, there were no reports of any damage or casualties, officials said.

According to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre, the 5.3-magnitude earthquake, which occurred at 5:26 am, had its epicentre in Belkot Gadhi of Nuwakot district.

In April 2015, a devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and wounding nearly 22,000 others. It also damaged over 800,000 houses and school buildings.

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