Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Moderate aftershock rattles Kathmandu; Epicenter in Sindhupalchowk


Magnitude 5.3 moderate aftershock rattles Kathmandu valley at 10:00 am Thursday morning, the Nepal Seismological Center reported.

The quake's epicenter was located near Shree Gyuldevi Temple along Bhotekoshi River about 26 km NNE of Nagarkot. It was 6.2 miles deep.

Last Friday, magnitude 4.2 aftershock rattled Sindhupalchowk at 03:45 am. At least 407 aftershocks have rattled Nepal since April 25 earthquake.

Meanwhile, humanitarian agencies are unable to deliver aid to earthquake victims due to India-Nepal border blockade since 50 days. Food and other necessities have not been supplied to survivors of Nepal earthquake victims.

Blockades along the border between Nepal and India have caused fuel shortages. Helicopters operating for the World Food Programme have also been grounded.

Epicenter Location
26 km (16mi) NNE of Nagarkot, Nepal
35 km (22mi) NNE of Banepa, Nepal
40 km (25mi) NNE of Panaoti, Nepal
41 km (25mi) NE of Kathmandu, Nepal
43 km (27mi) NE of Patan, Nepal