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Tremors felt in Kathmandu


 |  Kathmandu

An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale jolted the Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday evening.

According to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center, Lainchaur, the tremor was recorded at 8:45 pm with its epicenter at Thulopakhar in Sindhupalchok.

The tremors were felt in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kavre, Sindhupalchok and other adjoining districts. This is a fresh earthquake, not an aftershock, the Center has said. 

Earlier on November 3, as many as 153 people were killed and 363 sustained injuries in Jajarkot and Rukum West after a devastating earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck with its epicenter at Ramidanda in Jajarkot at 11:47 pm. 

Nepal lies in a fault zone as the Indian plate is constantly pushing against the Eurasian (Tibetan) plate, resulting in seismic activities in the Himalayan country, said Geographer Ganesh Kumar Jimee. 

Jimee further said Nepal lies between the two tectonic plates -- Indian plate and the Eurasian Plate -- and their constant push against each other is creating energy. When the energy gets accumulated and strained, it releases in the form of seismic waves.




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