Mild Quake Jolts Nepal


Kathmandu: A mild tremor measuring 4.5 magnitudes on the Richter Scale on Tuesday hit central Nepal as aftershocks from last year’s massive earthquake continue to jolt the country.

The aftershock of 4.5 magnitudes was felt in Kathmandu valley and adjoining districts at 3:11 AM local time. Its epicenter was located at Selang village of Sindhupalchowk district, according to National Seismological Centre.

No damage was reported in the incident. On Sunday, a 4.8-magnitude tremor was recorded with epicenter located at Dhading district, 80 km west of Kathmandu.

So far, 441 aftershocks with four or more magnitude have been recorded after last year’s devastating April 25 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people.