5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, no casualties reported


5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, no casualties reported

The quake occurred at a depth of 10 km, according to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit of ministry of earth sciences in the country.

The tremors were felt in Kathmandu, mid- and east Nepal as well as the northeast region in India.

Nepal is still recovering from last year's natural disaster that killed almost 9,000 people.

They were part of a 13-member team climbing the 6,812-metre Ama Dablam peak in the Everest region when the 5.6-magnitude quake struck.

The NCS located the earthquake's epicentre at Solukhumbu, near Everest, and around 150 kilometres east of Kathmandu, and recorded its intensity at 5.6.

This was the 475th time Nepal has witnessed a magnitude natural disaster of 4 and above, compared to the disastrous April 2015 natural disaster in the quake-prone Himalayan country.

This had resulted in the death of 9,000 people and injured 22,000 others. More details are awaited.

The latest tremor was 475th aftershock, of magnitude 4 and above, of the April 2015 devastating quake in the Himalayan country.

On April 25, 2015, the country was hit by a major natural disaster measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale.



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