Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 shakes Nepal


Kathmandu: The capital city of Nepal, namely Kathmandu was hit by a moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale in the early hours today.

The earthquake hit shook the capital city of Nepal at 5.05 am at a depth of 10 km, according to the reports of National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences.

The epicenter was situated at Solukhumbu region close to the Everest district, around 150 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal’s National Seismological Center said. It recorded the force of the shake at 5.6.

This was the 475th post-quake tremor, of size 4 or more, of the staggering April 2015 earthquake in the shudder inclined Himalayan nation.

There was no prompt report of any harm or loss.

The seismic tremor was additionally felt in Kathmandu and different parts of central and Eastern Nepal.