Nepal | April 22, 2019

Fresh tremor in Taplejung, April quake’s aftershock in Dolakha

THT Online
Photo: Google map

Photo: Google map

KATHMANDU: A light earthquake hit Taplejung district at 11:27 am on Saturday morning.

According to the National Seismological Centre (NSC), Lainchaur, it recorded a tremor of local magnitude 4.5 in the eastern district.

It was a fresh tremor, not an aftershock of the April 25 earthquake, the NSC said.

The coordinates 27.33°N,87.87°E, provided by the NSC, show that the epicentre was close to Tellok of the district.

Aftershock recorded in Dolakha

Photo: Google map

Photo: Google map

Meanwhile, a light aftershock of the April 25 earthquake was recorded in Dolakha district this morning.

According to the NSC, the tremor at 10:10 am was of of local magnitude 4.1.

The coordinates of the epicentre are 27.87°N, 86.08°E, close to Gaurishankar Conservation Area.

It was the first significant aftershock that the NSC recorded today.

The last aftershock of local magnitude 4.3 was recorded at 6:47 pm yesterday, with its epicentre at Dolakha district.

The number of aftershocks of April 25 of local magnitude 4.0 or above has reached 378, according to the NSC.


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