4.0 magnitude quake shakes Nepal

4.0 magnitude quake shakes Nepal

Since April last year, as many as 465 aftershocks with 4 or more magnitude have been recorded so far. (Representative image) (Getty)

Nepal | Aug 28, 2016, 10.36 PM (IST)

Nepal experienced a mild earthquake measuring 4.0 magnitude on the Richter scale that shook the country's western region on Saturday.

Bajura district, located about 600 kilometres from the capital, Kathmandu, was recognised as the epicentre, said National Seismological Centre (NSC).

The tremor, recorded at about 6 pm on Saturday, is being considered as a fresh shake and not an aftershock of last year's devastating twin earthquakes.

Gorkha district is reported to have recorded the last aftershock of magnitude 4.1 on July 23 this year. However, on July 2, the NSC recorded an earthquake of 4.4 magnitude in Bajhang district.

Since April last year, as many as 465 aftershocks with 4 or more magnitude have been recorded so far.

(WION with inputs from PTI)
 
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