Nepal shakes a 5.3 magnitude earthquake
By Sadman Sad
Another earthquake shook Nepal. However, no casualties have been reported so far. An earthquake shook Nepal at 5:04 am on Wednesday (September 16).
The magnitude of the tremor was 5.3 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was reported at 10 km below the surface, 48 km east of the capital Kathmandu. According to the Nepal Geological Survey, the center was declared at 5:19 am in Ramche, Sindhupalchak district. Its intensity was seven on the Richter scale.
Experts said that this time, the tremor felt like a remnant of the devastating earthquake in 2015.
Nepal’s chief seismologist Lok Vijay Adhikari said it was the aftershock of the 2015 earthquake. The quake killed at least 10,000 people. The magnitude of the tremor was 7.9 on the Richter scale. This time the tremor level was low; that’s why there’s not that much damage happened. The quake affected Kathmandu as well as the eastern part of the country.
The magnitude of the quake in Nepal has affected parts of India. However, the intensity of the tremor was not high. Initially, no damages were reported.