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5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, no casualties reported

ANI  |  Kathmandu [Nepal] 

A relatively moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale shook in the early hours today.

The epicenter of the earthquake is border of Ramechhap and Solukhumbu districts of Nepal, 131km from Kathmandu.

There was no immediate report of any damage or casualty.

This was the 475th aftershock, of magnitude four and above, of the devastating April 2015 temblor in the quake-prone Himalayan country.

On April 25, 2015, the country was hit by a major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale.

This had resulted in the death of 9,000 people and injured 22,000 others. A major aftershock also hit on May 12, 2015 measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 08:40 IST