Asia & Pacific

Magnitude 7.9 Quake Hits Kathmandu

An earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck Nepal and parts of northern India, according to authorities in both countries. (Screenshot from USGS)
An earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck Nepal and parts of northern India, according to authorities in both countries. (Screenshot from USGS)

KATHMANDU, Nepal—A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed...




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