Light tremor shakes Kathmandu Valley, epicentre in Dhading

KATHMANDU: A tremor was felt in the Kathmandu Valley and neighbouring districts at around 1:49 am in the wee hours of Saturday. It was a light aftershock of the April 25 earthquake.

According to the National Seismological Centre, the aftershock was of local magnitude 4.6 with its epicentre in Dhading district.

The coordinates  27.73°N, 85.00°E, provided by the NSC, show that the epicentre lies in between Kiranchok and Bhumisthan of the district, west of the Kathmandu Valley.

The number of significant aftershocks (of local magnitude 4.0 or above) that followed the ML 7.6 earthquake that hit Gorkha on April 25 is 341, according to the NSC's records.

The last significant aftershock of the April 25 earthquake that the National Seismological Centre recorded was of local magnitude 5.0 at 7:41 am on Thursday. Its epicentre was in Sindhupalchok district.

Meanwhile, the official death toll of the earthquakes has reached 8895 till Friday evening, according to the government's Disaster Risk Reduction Portal. Hundreds of people are still missing.