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19 Nov 2019 | 05:19 PM UTC

Nepal: 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near Dipayal Silgadhi November 19

Nepal News Alert

5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near Dipayal Silgadhi on November 19; aftershocks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kathmandu). COUNTRY/REGION Dipayal Silgadhi


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.3-magnitude earthquake around 21 km (13 mi) east-northeast of Dipayal Silgadhi on Tuesday, November 19. The quake struck around 19:15 (local time) at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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