6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Kathmandu Valley

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale on Sunday (October 22) hit Kathmandu, the capital metropolis of Nepal.

Based on the Nationwide Earthquake Monitoring and Analysis Centre, the earthquake with epicentre in Dhading district was recorded at 7.39 a.m.

There was no report of any loss of life or harm ensuing from the tremor.

The jolt was additionally felt in different districts of Bagmati and Gandaki provinces.

Earthquakes are frequent in Nepal which is located on the ridge the place the Tibetan and Indian tectonic plates meet and advance two meters nearer to 1 one other each century which ends up in stress which is launched within the type of earthquakes. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks killed round 9,000 individuals in 2015.

As the federal government’s post-disaster wants evaluation (PDNA) report famous, Nepal is the eleventh most earthquake-prone nation on the planet.

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