One woman died, two people were injured, and 40 houses were destroyed in Bajura district.
At least one person has died and two others have been injured after an earthquake struck western Nepal, a local official told AFP, as officials were still investigating the damage.
The magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck the mountainous and remote Bajura region, 400km (250 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The quake struck at around 2:43pm local time (08:58 GMT) on Tuesday, with tremors felt as far away as India’s capital New Delhi, where buildings were slightly shaken.
“It was a big earthquake. There were people who gathered in the streets. There was danger for a while,” said Nain Rawal, an employee of Bajura district.
One woman died, two people were injured and up to 40 houses were destroyed, district chief Pushkar Khadka said.
“The remoteness of our area makes it difficult to find information. We hope that by tomorrow we will assess all the damage and injuries,” Khadka said, adding that the houses that were damaged or had cracks in the villages were built with mud and stones.
Details are still sketchy because many villages in the district are accessible by foot, Khaki said, but soldiers and police rescuers had already been dispatched.
The slain woman went up a hill to get food and was crushed to death by a rock that fell and shook, village head Gaumul Deb Bahadur Rokaya said.
The earthquake also buried cattle and livestock.
The National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center of Nepal reported that the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9.
Social media users in India reported hearing a strong tremor that shook ceiling fans and other equipment.
Earthquakes are common in Nepal, which is mountainous and has some of the highest peaks in the world.
In November, 6 people were killed when another 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal’s western Doti district.
In April 2015, about 9,000 people died when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country, destroying more than 50,000 houses.