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BREAKING: Magnitude-7.9 Earthquake Rocks Nepal

A violent earthquake rocked Nepal late Saturday morning.

The 7.9-magnitude temblor hit at 11:11 a.m. local time Saturday with an epicenter 81 km (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal, the nation's capital, the United States Geological Survey reported. It was at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles).

Major damage has been reported and scores of people were injured in Kathmandu, Nepalese media and The Associated Press report.

Two strong aftershocks -- 5.1 and 6.6 magnitude, respectively -- occurred about 30 minutes after the initial quake, the USGS said.

The quake could be felt throughout India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet.