ML 4.4 tremor hits eastern Nepal at midnight, epicentre in Ramechhap

KATHMANDU: A fresh tremor of local magnitude 4.4 was felt in eastern Nepal on Saturday midnight.

According to the National Seismological Centre, the light tremor was recorded at around 11:23:28 pm and it has been listed as an aftershock of the April 25 earthquake.

The epicentre of the aftershock was in Ramechhap district, with the coordinates of the location 27.48°N, 86.01°E. The location lies around 15 kilometres northwest of the district headquarters, Manthali.

With this, the NSC records show that as many as 424 significant aftershocks (of local magnitude 4.0 or above) have followed the devastating earthquake on April 25. Around 9,000 people were killed in the earthquake and its powerful May 12 aftershock in Nepal.

Earlier on January 4 morning, tremors of the powerful earthquake that struck northeast India were felt in the eastern Nepal also.


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