Earthquake strikes Nepal, no casualties reported

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    Published: 2020-09-16 12:43:36 BdST

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A devastated area is pictured following an earthquake at Palang Village in Gorkha, Nepal APril 28, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An earthquake measuring 6 magnitude struck Nepal on Wednesday morning, the country's seismological centre said, and tremors caused by the quake were felt in the capital, Kathmandu.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre measured the magnitude at 5.3.

Police said they had received no reports of casualties or damage from the quake so far.

The epicentre of the quake was Ramche, about 100 km (62 miles) east of Kathmandu, near the border with China's Tibet region.