4.2-magnitude Earthquake hits Nepal

Mild tremors were felt on Wednesday in Nepal.

PTI| Updated: Jan 28, 2016, 00:00 AM IST
4.2-magnitude Earthquake hits Nepal

Kathmandu: A mild tremor measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale today struck Nepal's eastern Terai region bordering India.

However, no damage of life or property was reported. According to the National Seismological Centre, the tremor recorded at 12:32 (local time) is the first felt in the region after last year's devastating earthquake.

On January 22, a 4.6-magnitude tremor with epicentre located in Nuwakot district hit central Nepal.

The earthquake that jolted Nepal on April 25 killed around 9,000 people and was followed by 427 aftershocks measuring 4 or more on Richeter scale, according to the Centre.

Nepal is divided into three regions: Himalayan region, Hilly region and Terai region.

The Terai region is usually known as the grain house of Nepal for cultivating most of the crops in the country.