Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude strikes Nepal
A moderate intensity earthquake of 5.5 magnitude shook Nepal in the early hours of Monday.world Updated: Nov 28, 2016 16:20 IST
A moderate intensity earthquake of 5.5 magnitude shook Nepal early on Monday morning.
According to the National Centre for Seismology under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake occurred at 5.05 am at a depth of 10 km.
Earthquake of Magnitude:5.5, Occurred on:28-11-2016, 05:05:21 IST, Lat:27.7 N & Long: 86.4 E, Depth: 10 Km, Region: Nepal— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) November 27, 2016
The epicentre was located at Solukhumbu district near the Mount Everest region, around 150 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal’s National Seismological Center said. It recorded the intensity of the quake at 5.6.
This was the 475th aftershock, of magnitude 4 and above, of the devastating April 2015 temblor in the quake-prone Himalayan country.
There was no immediate report of any damage or casualty.
The earthquake was also felt in Kathmandu and other parts of central and Eastern Nepal.
First Published: Nov 28, 2016 07:00 IST