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1 killed, dozens of homes broken as 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Western Nepal

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Press Trust of India

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the distant mountainous districts in Western Nepal on Tuesday, killing one particular person and damaging dozens of homes within the area.

Kathmandu,UPDATED: Jan 25, 2023 06:17 IST

Around three dozen homes had been broken within the quake that struck the distant mountainous area. (Representational picture)

By Press Trust of India: A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the distant mountainous districts in Western Nepal on Tuesday, killing one particular person and damaging dozens of homes within the area, officers stated.

The earthquake, with epicentre within the Mela space of Bajura district in Sudurpaschim province, hit the area at 2:43 PM native time, stated Lok Bijaya Adhikari, head of the Earthquake Measurement and Research Centre.

A 35-year-old lady was killed when a falling rock hit her whereas she was reducing grass within the close by forest in Bajura district, located 450 km West of Kathmandu, police stated.

Around three dozen homes had been broken within the quake that struck the distant mountainous area, a police officer stated, including that they’re gathering additional details about extra losses brought on by the tremor.

A temple within the Badimalika municipality additionally developed cracks, police stated.

A landslide triggered by the earthquake resulted within the demise of over 40 sheep, the police stated, including that one particular person was injured within the incident.

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Monika Dahal, who’s head of the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre, stated that the quake measuring 5.9-magnitude was felt within the wider areas of Western Nepal. It was additionally felt in some elements of neighbouring India.

Nepal Army and Nepal Police personnel had been mobilised for search and rescue works quickly after the quake.

Western Nepal is often hit by earthquakes from delicate to reasonable depth.

In December 2022, three tremors jolted Western Nepal in fast succession.

In April 2015, a devastating earthquake of seven.8-magnitude rocked Nepal, killing almost 9,000 folks and wounding almost 22,000 others. It additionally broken over 800,000 homes and college buildings.

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Jan 25, 2023