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Earthquake Today: 5.8 Earthquake Strikes Nepal, Tremors Felt In Delhi-NCR

The earthquake killed at least one person and damaged a number of houses in Western Nepal.

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Tremors were felt across Delhi and the National Capital Region (Delhi-NCR) on Tuesday afternoon as a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal.

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake had its epicentre in Bajura district in Nepal's Sudurpashchim province in the far-west, according to National Center for Seismology (NCS). The eartquake occured at a depth of 10 kms.

The earthquake killed at least one person and damaged a number of houses in Western Nepal.

Though the NCS said the magnitude was 5.8, Nepal's National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre said it was 5.9

Local police said two houses were destroyed in Ward No. 7 and two other houses in Ward No. 9 of Badimalika Municipality of Bajura district. The police added that a temple in the municipality also developed cracks. A landslide triggered by the earthquake resulted in the death of over 40 sheep, the police said, adding that one person was injured in the incident.

Several people in Delhi-NCR took to social media to share that they felt tremors and some shared visuals of household articles shaking from the impact.

(With PTI inputs)

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