KATHMANDU: A moderate tremor shook the Kathmandu Valley at 7:41 am on Thursday.
It was an aftershock of the April 25 earthquake with its epicentre in neighbouring Sindhupalchok district, the National Seismological Centre said. It was of local magnitude 5.0.
The coordinates 27.97°N, 85.62°E, provided by the NSC, show that the epicentre was just outside the Langtang National Park, north of the district headquarters Chautara. The closest villages from the epicentre are Kiwool and Thangpaldhap.
Earlier at 05:26 am this morning, a light aftershock of local magnitude 4.1 was recorded in neighbouring Kavrepalanchok district, according to the National Seismological Centre. Its epicentre was near Nala, north of the district headquarters Banepa.
The NSC had recorded three light tremors of local magnitude 4.0 each yesterday.
The number of significant aftershocks (of local magnitude 4.0 or above) of the devastating earthquake on April 25 has already reached 340.
According to the official records, the death toll of the earthquake and its aftershock has reached 8880. Hundreds of people are still unaccounted for.