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Earthquake jolts country twice
Observer Online Report
Published : Saturday, 25 April, 2015,  Time : 12:31 PM,  View Count : 304
The country, including capital Dhaka, was jolted twice by tremors on Saturday afternoon.

A powerful quake measuring 7.5 magnitude on the Richter scale first shook the country around 12:15pm that lasted about a minute. 

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the 7.5 magnitude earthquake's  was 35km east of Nepal's Lamjung.

Fire Brigade sources said, some buildings in the city have developed cracks.

A high-rise building in capital's Tejgaon area developed crack during earthquake.

On the other hand, four buildings--three at Shyamoli, including 'Asha Tower', and one at Shakhari Bazar tilted.

Reuters said the earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and witnesses said some buildings in Kathmandu had collapsed. The quake was 31 km (19 miles) deep.

Meanwhile, an aftershock of 5.4 magnitude was felt at about 12:50pm.

The quake caused panic among the city dwellers forcing them to come out of their houses and workplaces. 

There was no immediate reports of casualty or damage in the country.

Times of India reports, massive tremors were felt on Saturday morning in Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata and other parts of northern India.

The earthquake has caused enormous amounts of damage in Nepal which can be seen in the pictures tweeted by various people below.


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