Earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale hits Nepal's Dolakha district; no injuries, damages reported

Kathmandu: A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, hit Nepal's Dolakha district on Friday, which seismologists said was an aftershock sequence of 2015 Gorkha earthquake.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The tremor was felt at 8.36 am (local time) and its epicentre was about 10 kilometre below the surface and located around 160 kilometre North-East from Kathmandu, the country's seismological department said.

The tremors were also felt in adjoining districts and Kathmandu Valley.

There was no immediate reports of any damage or casualty. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal in April 2015 is also known as the Gorkha earthquake. About 9,000 people lost their lives while nearly 22,000 were injured in the tremor.
So far, 487 aftershocks of magnitude 4 or more have been experienced since Nepal was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015

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Updated Date: Dec 08, 2017 16:34:29 IST

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