Powerful 7.9-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Katmandu, Nepal

April 25, 2015 7:26 AM

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Powerful 7.9-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Katmandu, Nepal

Quake causes extensive damage in and around capital; magnitude increased from initial 7.5 by USGS

KATMANDU, Nepal—A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit near Nepal’s capital of Katmandu before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.

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