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Two major earthquakes shake Nepal, India; major damage feared

New Delhi/Kathmandu : A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.5 on Richter scale and a major aftershock struck Nepal and parts of North and Northeast India on Friday. Widespread damage is being reported from Nepal.


Here are the live updates:

   - The BBC reports some buildings have been damaged in the quake in Nepal but there has been no initial
      word on any casualties.
   - Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred today at 11.41 am between latitude 28.1 North and Longitude 
     84.6 East. The epicentre was located in Nepal, an IMD statement said.
    - A major aftershock is being experienced in North India.
   - Mobile phone services affected across Nepal
   - Delhi Metro services were briefly suspended after the quake.
   - There are reports of widespread damage in Nepal.
  -  People were seen rushing out of their homes and offices.
   - The tremors in Delhi were felt for over a minute.
  -  In India, tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim.
   - The magnitude of the quake in Nepal was recorded at 7.5 on the Richter scale, as per the USGS.
   -  As per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the quake was Lamjung in Nepal.
   -  A major earthquake has struck the North and Northeast India just before noon.

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