Quake jolts Nepal again, causes panic; Tremors felt in Delhi

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Katmandu (Nepal): Hundreds of thousands of people across Nepal fled from their homes and offices after a strong earthquake shook buildings, reminding them of the horror of the April 25 temblor.

The earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale on Tuesday caused panic among the residents of Kathmandu, according to eyewitnesses.

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Many thousand people had again assembled in parks and open spaces.

“It felt worse than the April earthquake,” an eyewitness said.

Strong tremors were felt in north and east India, including Delhi, Srinagar, Amritsar, Guwahati, Lucknow and Jaipur.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale jolted Nepal on Tuesday, an official said here.

The India Meteorological Department official told Media Sources that the epicentre was in Nepal and the tremors were felt in north and east India, including Delhi, Guwahati, Lucknow and Jaipur.

Metro services were halted in Delhi after strong tremors were felt in the capital city.

Thousands of passengers across the Metro service felt the tremors.