5.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Nepal, No Casualties Reported

November 28, 2016 09:05
5.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Nepal, No Casualties Reported

Early morning on Monday, Nepal witnessed a 5.5 moderate magnitude earthquake.

According to the National Centre for Seismology which is a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences said "the quake occurred at 5.05am at a depth of 10km. The epicenter was located at Solukhumbu district near the Everest region, around 150 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal's National Seismological Center said. It recorded the intensity of the quake at 5.6."

This was the 475th time Nepal has witnessed a magnitude earthquake of 4 and above, compared to the disastrous April 2015 earthquake in the quake-prone Himalayan country.

There were no reports of any damage or casualty. Apart from Nepal, the earthquake was also felt in Kathmandu and other parts of central and Eastern Nepal.

More details are awaited.

Also Read: Earthquake in China, One Villager Killed


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