Thursday, November 19, 2015

ALERT! 5.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Nepal; epicenter near Kathmandu

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on Richter scale rattled Nepal once again on Thursday morning with epicentre near Kathmandu.

The tremors were felt at 9:45 am.

According to US Geological Survey, the fresh tremors were felt 25 miles northeast of Kathmandu.

National Seismological Centre (NSC) is reported to have said that the epicenter was at Nimlung in Sindhupalchowk district, The Kathmandu Post reported.

The NSC also said that the fresh earthquake was an aftershock of the 25 April Great Quake of 7.9 magnitude.

Several tremors were felt in parts of Nepal as an aftershock ever since the Himalayan country has hit by the major earthquake in April that had killed around 9,000 people and injured more than 20,000.
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