5.1 Magnitude Aftershock Hits Okhaldhunga

Almost after six months, Nepalese were reminded by a mild shock of 5.1 magnitude of aftershocks showing how vulnerable are they. This is the first time that earthquake over 5 magnitude rocks Kathmandu.

July 2, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

Almost after six months, Nepalese were reminded by a mild shock of 5.1 magnitudes of aftershocks showing how vulnerable are they. This is the first time that earthquake over 5 magnitude rocks Kathmandu.

According to the National Seismological Center, it has recorded a significant aftershock of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake of local magnitude 5.1 in Okhaldhunga district on Sunday morning.

The seismic event was recorded at 7:43 am today.

According to the NSC,the epicenter lied at Bitijor Bagaincha, with coordinates 27.34 °N and 86.49 °E in Okhaldhunga.

The aftershock was felt in adjoining districts and denizens in Kathmandu Valley had also felt the tremor.

Thousands of aftershocks followed the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015. Magnitude and frequency of seismic events, however, have gone down gradually.

See More: http://www.seismonepal.gov.np/



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