Mild tremor hits central Nepal

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Kathmandu, May 24: A mild tremor, an aftershock of last year's deadly earthquake, was felt in Kathmandu and surrounding areas in Nepal after midnight.

It was of local magnitude 4.2 with its epicentre in a location between Naubise and Jeewanpur of Dhading district, 80 km south-west of Kathmandu, according to the National Seismological Centre (NSC).


The tremor was recorded at 12.54 sam. The National Seismological Centre said it was a light aftershock of the last year's earthquake.

Thousands of aftershocks have followed the deadly April 25 earthquake. However, the NSC has processed data of around 460 significant aftershocks, with 4 or more magnitude.


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