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Coupon system to get water in Gorkha

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GORKHA — The Baraha Drinking Water User’s Committee has distributed separate coupons for house owners and tenants to fetch water in the district headquarters as the water sources have gone dry bringing about lack of water supplies.

Local people in the district headquarters are forced to show coupon to fill their buckets and vessels with water every day.

The committee has arranged water supply since 4:00 am to 12:00 pm every day and locals are forced to show a coupon to fetch water.

There are 500 households in the settlement depending on the same source. Each house with cattle can fill three bucket-full of water while the households who do not own cattle get only two buckets of water.

Over 100 sources of water have dried up in the district and people are facing difficulties to meet their daily drinking water needs.

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Magnitude 8.2 quake rattles Fiji

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A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami.

The quake was 347.7 miles (560 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

“I would not expect any damage. People will feel it but it’s so deep that I would not expect any damage,” USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley said by telephone.

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 and then upgraded to 8.2, a magnitude that could cause tremendous damage had it not been so deep.

The epicenter was located 167 miles (270 km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443 km) west of Neiafu in Tonga.

The area is located on the earthquake-prone Ring of Fire.

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