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Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 strikes 66 km west of Kathmandu, no casualties reported yet

May 18, 2019 1:17 PM |

On Friday afternoon, an earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale jolted Kathmandu Valley and adjoining districts. As per the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km northwest of Kathmandu. It was a shallow earthquake with a depth of just 2 km.

The country located in mighty Himalayas witnessed a similar magnitude earthquake last month. No casualties or any property impairment was reported after that earthquake.

However, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre of Nepal, two more earthquakes were reported in brief span of 20 minutes, which were of magnitudes of 5.2 and 4.3.

The epicenter of these earthquake was in Naubise in Dhading district. So far, three earthquakes have occurred in Nepal in last one hour at 6:14, 6:29 and 6:40 am respectively.

Earlier on April 16, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted Gorkha district in Nepal, causing panic among the residents. The quake was felt in Gorkha district and surrounding areas. However, there were no reports of any injury or destruction. It was the third quake that hit Nepal in the past five days.

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