Nepal | July 16, 2019

Tremors felt in and around the valley as 5.2 ML, 4.3 ML earthquakes hit Dhading early on Wednesday

THT Online

KATHMANDU: Two back-to-back tremors were felt in Kathmandu Valley and surrounding areas, coinciding with the eve of fourth anniversary of the massive 2015 Gorkha earthquake, early this morning.

The National Seismological Centre said it recorded two tremors of local magnitude 5.2 and 4.3 at 6:29 am and 6:40 am respectively, in Dhading district on Wednesday.

According to NSC Seismologist Chintan Timsina, the tremors that hit at a depth of around 10 kilometres were the aftershocks of the April 25 earthquake.

The first tremor was felt for about four seconds followed by another tremor which was relatively shorter, in several districts of central Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley.

The first aftershock originated at a location with coordinates 27.69°N and 85.17°E while the second one at 27.70°N and 85.14°E.

The National Emergency Operations Centre also updated information on the 5.2 ML earthquake.

There are no reports of damages caused by the earthquakes, yet.

Meanwhile, people took to Twitter to share their experiences and concerns immediately after the tremor was felt.

 

Many underscored the need for improving state of disaster preparedness measures, which remains unaddressed even four years after the massive destruction caused by the 2015 disaster.

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