Gorkha earthquake aftershocks recur after 1.5 months
KATHMANDU: Two significant aftershocks of the Gorkha earthquake have jolted Dolakha district on Monday.
The nation had not witnessed any significant aftershock of the devastating 2015 quake in last one and half months.
According to the National Seismological Centre (NSC), an aftershock of local magnitude 4.5 was recorded at 7:49 am today with its epicentre near Marbu of the district, with coordinates of 27.78 °N and 86.35 °E.
Similarly, another aftershock of local magnitude 4.1 was recorded earlier at 6:22 am with its epicentre near Bulung, with coordinates of 27.82 °N and 86.14 °E.
Around one month and two weeks ago, on July 23, the NSC had also recorded an aftershock of local magnitude 4.1 that had its epicentre south of Ashrang in Gorkha district, with coordinates of 27.82 °N and 86.14 °E.
The NSC has recorded more than 30,000 aftershocks of the Gorkha earthquake in a year, but data of around 460 significant aftershocks with local magnitude 4.0 or above have been processed to alert the public.