Moderate 5.5 earthquake hits Nepal

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale tonight shook western and central Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016, 03:18 AM IST

Kathmandu: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale tonight shook western and central Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley.

According to the National Seismological Centre, the epicentre of the quake was in Gorkha district in the same area where a 7.8 magnitude temblor on April 25 last year killed over 9,000 people and left behind a trail of devastation.

No casualties were reported so far from the area.