Aftershocks continue, minor one hits Valley with Kuleshwar as epicentre

KATHMANDU: A tremor was felt in the Kathmandu Valley at around 3:40 pm on Sunday afternoon.

According to the National Seismological Centre, preliminary assessment showed that it was a minor aftershock of the April 25 earthquake,  with its epicentre in the Kathmandu Valley itself.

It was of local magnitude 3.8.

The tremor apparently originated from Kuleshwar area in Kathmandu. The coordinates of the location are given as 27.69°N, 85.30°E.

The NSC had recorded a tremor of local magnitude 4.8 at 11:56 pm yesterday with its epicentre in Dolakha district. It was felt in the Kathmandu Valley and adjoining districts also.

Meanwhile, the NSC records show that as many as 379 aftershocks of local magnitude 4.0 or above have been recorded since the devastating earthquake of ML7.6 hit Gorkha district on April 25.