Four mild tremors hit Nepal; over 280 aftershocks recorded since 25 April earthquake

Four mild tremors jolted Nepal early on Thursday, a month after a devastating earthquake ravaged the country and killed nearly 9,000 people.

hidden May 28, 2015 10:41:18 IST
Four mild tremors hit Nepal; over 280 aftershocks recorded since 25 April earthquake

Kathmandu: Four mild tremors jolted Nepal early on Thursday, a month after a devastating earthquake ravaged the country and killed nearly 9,000 people.

Four mild tremors hit Nepal over 280 aftershocks recorded since 25 April earthquake

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A 4.0 magnitude tremor was felt at 5.29 am local time in the Nepalese capital.

According to the National Seismological Centre (NSC), another tremor of 4.2 magnitude shook Dolakha district, one of the regions northeast of Kathmandu devastated by the 25 April quake.

Earlier, two tremors of 4.0 magnitude were recorded at 3.07 am and 3.40 am with epicentre at Gorkha-Dhading, according to the NSC.

Over 280 aftershocks having a magnitude of 4 or more have been recorded since the 25 April earthquake.

The 7.9-magnitude quake which struck Nepal on 25 April and another having a magnitude of 7.3 on 12 May have left nearly 9,000 people dead and over 21,000 injured.

The two massive quakes have destroyed or damaged tens of thousands of buildings in Nepal.

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