A relatively moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal today morning. As per the country’s National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake occurred at a depth of 10 km. As per reports, the epicentre of the earthquake was located at Solukhumbu district near the Everest region, which around 150 km east of the capital Kathmandu. The National Seismological Center recorded the intensity of the quake at 5.6.
The latest tremor was 475th aftershock, of magnitude 4 and above, of the April 2015 devastating earthquake in the Himalayan country. There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage. The earthquake was also felt in Kathmandu and other parts of the country.
Last year in April, India’s neighbouring country was hit by a major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale, which resulted in the death of at lest 9000 people and injured 22,000 others. A major aftershock also hit in May same year measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale.
— EMSC (@LastQuake) November 27, 2016