KATHMANDU: A tremor was felt in Kathmandu Valley on Monday evening. The National Seismological Centre said it recorded a light aftershock of local magnitude 4.1 at 11:27 pm with its epicentre in neighbouring Sindhupalchok district. The coordinates 27.92°N, 85.68°E, provided by the NSC, show that the epicentre was close to Thangladhap of Sindhupalchok, north of the district headquarters Chautara. The epicentre lies northeast of the Kathmandu Valley. It was followed by another light aftershock of local magnitude 4.0 at 11:34 pm. Its epicentre was also in Sindhupalchok district, according to the NSC. Earlier this morning, a moderate aftershock of local magnitude 5.0 was recorded at 5:42 am. Its epicentre was in eastern district of Ramechhap. Also, the NSC recorded a minor aftershock of local magnitude 3.3 in the southern part of Kathmandu Valley at 1:22 pm today. The NSC had recorded as many as 336 significant aftershocks (of local magnitude 4.0 or above) after the Gorkha Earthquake, which was of local magnitude 7.6, hit Nepal on April 25 till this morning. The official death toll in the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks has reached 8844, while hundreds of people are still unaccounted for.
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