An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on Wednesday morning, the country’s seismological center said, with media reports that six people had died.
Reuters partner ANI reported that the six people were found dead after a house collapsed in the earthquake in Nepal’s Doti district.
The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) had previously identified the earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6.
The quake struck about 158 km (98 mi) northeast of Pilibhit, a town in the neighboring Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and occurred at a depth of 10 km, EMSC added.
Media reports after the earthquake revealed that tremors were also felt in the Indian capital New Delhi and surrounding areas.
India’s National Center for Seismology marked the 6.3 magnitude earthquake.
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