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Early morning jolt with epicenter in Nuwakot

The earthquake's epicenter was in Nuwakot, at Belkotgarhi.

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KATHMANDU: An earthquake measuring 5.3 in the Richter scale has been felt on Saturday morning.

The earthquake’s epicenter was in Nuwakot, at Belkotgarhi.

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred at 5:26 a.m., according to the National Seismology and Research Center.

The earthquake’s epicenter was near Belkotgarhi in the Nuwakot district.

The earthquake, according to Dr. Mukund Bhattarai, a seismologist at the center, was an aftershock of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. The tremor was felt as far away as Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dhading, and the Kathmandu valley.

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