Earthquake in Tibet, tremors felt in Kathmandu also

A picture from Google's Emergency Public Alert shows the epicenter of the 4.9 Richter Scale earthquake on the map (red spot).

KATHMANDU: An earthquake scaling 4.9 on the Richter Scale was measured in Western region of Tibet on Friday night, 11.35 NST. The repercussions were felt till Kathmandu which forced most of the its citizens to get out of their house at the midnight hour.

According to reports from American Geological Society, the epicenter of the quake was 3km NNW of Chongdui, China and incoming media reports reported that 450000 houses in the surrounding were damaged.

However in Kathmandu minor tremors were felt and no damages were reported immediately. Kathmandu is 332 KMs away from the epicenter of the earthquake.

Soon after the quake, social media network Facebook flooded with comments about the quake.

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