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4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

According To National Seismological Centre, The Quake Was Felt In Dolakha District, Situated East Of Kathmandu, At 5.58pm Local Time On Saturday Evening.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Feb 2017, 07:00:59 PM
Earthquake - representative image (File photo)


Eastern Nepal, including the capital city has been struck by a 4.4 magnitude earthquake. This was the 476th significant aftershock to hit the country since the devastating April 2015 quake that claimed over 9,000 lives.

According to National Seismological Centre, the quake was felt in Dolakha district, situated east of Kathmandu, at 5.58pm local time on Saturday evening.

This was the 476th significant aftershock of the Gorkha earthquake of April 2015, that claimed nearly 9,000 lives. The tremor was also felt in Kathmandu, the capital city ofthe country.

The last significant aftershock of the Nepal earthquake series was recorded on November 28, 68 days ago, in the border area of Ramechhap and Solukhumbu districts, bordering Dolakha.

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First Published : 05 Feb 2017, 06:55:00 PM