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Nepal. Earthquake. The earth shook again in Nepal. Several people were injured

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The earth shook again in Nepal. Two aftershocks with magnitudes of 5.2 and 4.5 respectively hit the country on Monday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center said.

Two aftershocks were reported in Nepal on Monday. They had magnitudes of 5.2 and 4.5, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center reported.

Location of Monday’s earthquake in NepalUSGS

The epicenter of the stronger quake (magnitude 5.2) was in the Jajarkot district, i.e. in the same place as Friday’s earthquake – reported the National Center for Earthquake Monitoring and Research. Aftershocks destroyed houses that were partially damaged by Friday’s earthquake, said Bir Bahadur Giri, chairman of Barekot Rural Municipality. Police reported at least three people injured.

Earthquake in Nepal

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Meanwhile, Nepalese media reports that the death toll from the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that was recorded on the night of November 3 has been revised to 153 from 157 due to the duplication of some names in the original reports. According to police data, 78 of the victims were children, the Nepal News website reported. Earthquakes are common in Nepal, which lies on a major geological fault where the Indian tectonic plate pushes into the Eurasian plate to form the Himalayan range.

Huge destruction in Nepal after the earthquakeReuters

Main photo source: USGS

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