Last Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

13 earthquakes rock Bajhang in three hours; damage houses

Earthquake epicenter map of Bajhang, Nepal
Earthquake epicenter map of Bajhang, Nepal (Source: NSC)
Update June 30, 2016

At least 13 tremors were recorded by 5:51 pm in less than three hours, My Republica has mentioned quoting the National Seismological Centre in Kathmandu.

A hostel of Dashrath Higher Secondary School in Aatichaur area of Bajhang has been collapsed by the earthquake, Nagarik, the national newspaper of Nepal reported. No causalities have been reported.

The earthquakes developed cracks in multiple government buildings  including those of Survey Department, Agriculture Office, District Administration Office and others. Earthquake also developed cracks in Parvati Secondary School of Kailashmadau-9 of Paima.

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Nepal's National Seismological Center (NSC) has recorded at least four earthquake of magnitude ranging from 3.6 to 5.0 in span of less than an hour on Wednesday afternoon, June 29, 2016.

The strongest earthquake was of magnitude 5.0 at 2:55 pm local time. It was followed by magnitude 4.2 quake after seventeen minutes. Similarly, magnitude 3.8 light tremor was recorded at 3:28 pm. The latest tremor was recorded at 3:29 pm with magnitude 3.6.

All of the earthquakes had their epicenters around Seti Bishal Jharana of Dhamena VDC. 

People rushed out of their homes and offices in panic. No preliminary damage or injures have been reported.

According to NSC, these are fresh earthquakes not aftershocks of 2015 Gorkha earthquake. A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on April 25 and following aftershocks killed more than 8,000 people last year.