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Mild earthquake measuring 3.7 on Richter Scale hits Kathmandu

A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter Scale hit the outskirts of Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu on Friday as aftershocks of the Gorkha earthquake continued to jolt the country after a year.

world Updated: Jul 22, 2016 19:46 IST
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A mild earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter Scale hit the outskirts of Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu on Friday(Representative image/Shutterstock)

A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter Scale hit the outskirts of Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu on Friday as aftershocks of the Gorkha earthquake continued to jolt the country after a year.

The epicentre of the aftershock was located in Kirtipur, 7km south from the centre of the capital city, according to the National Seismological Centre.

The tremor was recorded at 2.40pm local time and was felt in and around Kathmandu.

According to the Centre, the Gorkha Earthquake has been followed by 466 aftershocks with magnitude 4 or above until July 8 when a 4.1-magnitude tremor hit Dolakha district.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit central Nepal on April 25, 2015 claimed around 9,000 lives.