Moderate quake jolts central Nepal

A moderate 4.7-magnitude earthquake today hit central Nepal near the border with Tibet.

Kathmandu: A moderate 4.7-magnitude earthquake today hit central Nepal near the border with Tibet.

The aftershock was felt at 6:11 pm with its epicentre at Sindhupalchowk district, 100 kms northeast of Kathmandu, according to the National Seismological Centre.

Earlier this month, a 4.1-magnitude tremor was recorded on March 17 at Okhaldhunga district in eastern Nepal.

A total number of 442 aftershocks with 4 or more magnitude have been recorded after last year's devastating earthquake in April. 

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