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Temblor scares Kathmandu denizens

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Kathmandu, August 11

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in Kalimati area was felt in the Capital today.

The temblor terrified local residents who ran out into the streets and open spaces for safety. However, no casualty or property damage was reported. Despite the moderate magnitude, its power was felt across Kathmandu Valley and neighbouring districts due to its epicentre in the Capital city.

According to National Seismological Centre, the jolt was an aftershock of the April 25 earthquake. School children rushed out of their classrooms panicking, said eyewitness.

Many guardians were frightened of more tremors and either made calls or reached the schools to take stock of the situation as it occurred during school hours. “The screaming of children filled the air when the earthquake shook the Valley and their guardians started thronging the school premises,” said a guardian.

This was a major aftershock centred in Kathmandu after the 4.6 magnitude quake of July 22. With today’s tremor, as many as 13 aftershocks ranging from 4.0 to 4.6 magnitude have been recorded with their epicentres in Kathmandu after April 25.

NSC records show that as many as 376 aftershocks of local magnitude 4.0 or above have followed the devastating earthquake of local magnitude 7.6 as of today morning.


A version of this article appears in print on August 12, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.


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