Two Quakes Hit Nepal


Kathmandu: Two moderate intensity earthquakes hit Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley, on Monday morning.

No loss of life or property was reported.

According to the National Seismological Centre (NSC), a 4.6 magnitude quake was reported at 9.22 am local time, followed by another of a higher 4.7 magnitude at 10.06 am.

The epicentre of both the quakes was traced to Ramechhap district, about 145 km east of the national capital Kathmandu.

The quakes were felt in Kathmandu Valley and surrounding districts.

The NSC said these were the aftershocks of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of 2015 that killed more than 8,000 people in Nepal. Until now, 480 aftershocks, including today’s, have occurred since the 2015 earthquake, it added.