UPDATE: An ML 4.2 tremor was recorded at 2:51 pm in Dolakha, the National Seismological Centre said.

The light aftershock had its epicentre at 27.62°N, 86.10°E, south of Siureni and north of Bhirkot. It was third aftershock of local magnitude 4 or above that the NSC recorded today.

KATHMANDU: Two light tremors were recorded in Sindhupalchok district in the past 12 hours.

The latest aftershock of the April 25 Gorkha earthaquake was of local magnitude 4.3, according to the National Seismological Centre, Lainchaur.

With its epicentre at 27.80°N and 85.61°E, near Mathillo Dunde, the tremor rocked Sindhupalchok district and neighbouring region including the Kathmandu Valley at 1:36 pm.

Earlier at 2:50 am, an aftershock of local magnitude 4.1 was recorded at 27.87°N, 85.81°E in the district. It was the first significant aftershock recorded after 52 hours.

After 10:35 pm Sunday, no aftershock of local magnitude 4.0 or above was recorded till the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

The number of significant aftershocks (of ML 4.0 or above) has reached 306, the NSC said. Four aftershocks of ML 6.0 or above followed the ML 7.6 earthquake that struck Nepal at 11:56 am on April 25.

Likewise, over 20,000 minor aftershocks have been recorded by the NSC.

As many as 8781 people are confirmed dead in the earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, while hundreds are still missing. Over 23,300 people were injured.

The highest numbers of death were recorded in Sindhupalchok (3440), Kathmandu (1222) and Nuwakot (1098) districts.