Nepal hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake, no reports of injuries

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal a little after 8 am this morning, the Indian Met Dept said in an alert. The quake had a depth of 10 km.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 8, 2017 4:12 pm
An earthquake measuring 5.0 was reported in Nepal this morning.

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal a little after 8 am this morning, the Indian Met Dept said in an alert. The quake had a depth of 10 km. The epicenter is located at longitude 86.1812 and latitude 27.7986, 83 km east of Kathmandu.

As per the seismologists it was an aftershock sequence of 2015 Gorkha earthquake. The tremors was also felt in adjoining districts and Kathmandu Valley. However, there have been no reports of any casualty or damage.

A high intensity earthquake measuring 7.8 on Richter struck Nepal in April 2015, claiming lives of almost 9,000 people and leaving over 20,000 people injured.

Since then Nepal has witnessed 487 aftershocks of magnitude 4 or more.

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