Two moderate earthquakes of magnitudes 5.9 and 4.8 on the Richter Scale jolt Nepal last night in a span of only 90 minutes. The epicenter for both tremors was at Bajura’s Dahakot, the National Center for Seismology informed on Friday. People in panic moved out of their homes for safety. According to Police, No casualties has been reported so far.
The first earthquake struck at 11:58 pm (local time) measuring 4.8 magnitude on Richter Scale while the other one at 1:30 measuring 5.9 magnitude has been recorded, Rajesh Sharma, an official at the Seismological Center in Surkhet District of Nepal told news agency ANI.
No casualties reported so far, the Police said. More details awaited.
This comes after a 4.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Western Nepal on Tuesday. According to the National Seismological Centre, Kathmandu, “The earthquake, with epicenter at Baluwa area of Gorkha district, 140 km west of Kathmandu, hit the region at 6:50 pm local time. It was also felt in neighbouring Lamjung and Tanhu districts as well, according to the officials, as reported by news agency PTI. There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualty in the earthquake.