Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016

M4.2 tremor shakes Kathmandu valley — Epicenter near Naubise


Earthquake epicenter map of Naubise, Dhading
A light tremor has been felt in Kathmandu valley at around 12.55 am on May 24, 2016.

Nepal's National Seismological Center (NSC) has recorded magnitude 4.2 tremor at 12:54 am Monday mid-night. The quake's epicenter was located in Dhading district.

According to NSC, this is an aftershock of 2015 Gorkha earthquake.  The epicenter was located near Naubise SW of Chhatre Deurali.

Light to weak tremor was felt in Dhading, Gorkha and Kathmandu valley. No preliminary damage or injuries have been recorded.

Two days ago, at least three sequential tremors were felt in Kathmandu valley. The quakes epicenter were located in the western Chinese Tibet Autonomous Region.

This is 460th aftershock of magnitude 4 and greater recorded since 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Researchers have predicted another major earthquake in Nepal’s within years rather than the centuries that usually pass between quakes.