You are here: Home » International » News » Others
Business Standard

4.1 and 4.9 magnitude earthquakes hit Central Nepal; no casualties reported

Two mild earthquakes measuring below 5.0 magnitude hit Central Nepal early on Thursday morning, the national seismological centre announced

Nepal | Nepal eathquake | Death toll


Earthquake, quake
Earthquake. Representative image by Shutterstock

Two mild earthquakes measuring below 5.0 magnitude hit Central early on Thursday morning, the national seismological centre announced.

As per the readings from the centre, an earthquake measuring 4.9 magnitudes struck the Kaski District of and surrounding areas at around 3:56 AM (NST).

The epicentre of that quake lay at Dhampus of Machhapurchhare Rural Municipality-7 in the Kaski district. Shockwaves from the quake were felt in Baglung, Parbat, Myagdi and Tanahun districts.

Hours later, another mild tremor measuring 4.1 was also recorded by the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center which had the epicentre at Thumi of Gorkha District at 7:22 AM (NST). No reports of damages or casualties have been reported so far.

A deadly 7.9 magnitude earthquake of 2015 that shook the Himalayan Nation claimed about 10,000 lives, destroying millions of houses and leaving thousands injured.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, June 23 2022. 10:13 IST