5.9 Magnitude Earthquake rocked Kathmandu

Although it rocked Kathmandu valley, the 5.9 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter 7 Kilometer west of Namche,Solokhumbu District,126 Kilometer east of capital

Dec. 18, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -12 December. 5- 2014 (Mansir 19, 2071)

Although it rocked Kathmandu valley, the 5.9 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter is in 7km west of Namche Bazar, 123 km east of Kathmandu..

The tremors felt near and far. According to National Seismological Center, there were two quakes in Nepal with 4.5 magnitudes with epicenter in Gorkha. In August 3, 5.9 magnitude earthquake epicenters in Tibet hit the Tibet. As Nepal lies in active seismic zone, there frequently occurred number of earthquakes. 

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