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Quake jolts Nepal

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An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted central Nepal on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake rocked areas 15 km southeast of Kodari in Sindhupalchok district of Nepal, reported Xinhua news agency.

The temblor, which lay epicentred at a depth of 35 km, was initially determined to be at 27.8497 degrees north latitude and 86.0595 degrees east longitude.

(IANS)

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Earthquake Measuring 6.1 Hits Indonesia

Indonesia is prone to quakes as it sits on a vulnerable impact zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire

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Boats lifted by an earthquake-triggered tsunami sit on a dock, in Coquimbo, Chile, Sept. 18, 2015. A magnitude 6.7 quake struck the city Jan. 19, 2018, but no tsunami was generated. VOA

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia’s Nusa Tenggara province on Sunday, but no tsunami alert was issued.

The quake struck at 4.54 a.m., with the epicentre at 148 km northeast of Alor and the depth at 573 km under the sea bed, said an official of the meteorology and geophysics agency.

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Earthquake epicenter.

“This quake did not have a potential of tsunami, so that we did not issue an alert,” the official told Xinhua news agency.

There were also no reports of damages or casualties.

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Indonesia is prone to quakes as it sits on a vulnerable impact zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire. (IANS)

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