According to the National Seismological Centre, the tremor recorded at 12:32 (local time) is the first felt in the region after last year's devastating earthquake.
On January 22, a 4.6-magnitude tremor with epicentre located in Nuwakot district hit central Nepal. The earthquake that jolted Nepal on April 25 killed around 9,000 people and was followed by 427 aftershocks measuring 4 or more on Richter scale, according to the Centre.
Nepal is divided into three regions: Himalayan region, Hilly region and Terai region. The Terai region is usually known as the grain house of Nepal for cultivating most of the crops in the country.