Light aftershock of ML 4.3 jolts Gorkha

KATHMANDU: Nepal's National Seismological Centre (NSC) recorded a tremor of local magnitude 4.3 in Gorkha on Tuesday.

It has been listed as an aftershock of the last year’s ML 7.6 earthquake that struck Barpak of Gorkha district.

The tremor was recorded at 5:12 am.

Its epicenter was Gorkha itself, with its coordinates given as 28.03° N, 84.64° E.

It was the first significant aftershock recorded after 11 days.

The last aftershock was recorded at 5:10 am on June 3 with its epicentre at Sindhupalchok.

According to the NSC, it has recorded more than 30,000 aftershock of the Gorkha earthquake in a year, but data of only 453 significant aftershocks were processed to alert the public.

The frequency of aftershocks, however, has diminished in recent months.