5.2 magnitude aftershock hits Dolkha


JIRI, Dec 8: An aftershock of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake was recorded with its epicenter around Jiri of Dolakha this morning.

The quake at 8:36 am was measured 5.2 magnitude in the Richter scale, according to the National Seismological Center.

The aftershock was felt as far as in the capital with Dolkha district headquarters Charikot experiencing a big jolt, seismologist Chitan Timalsina said.

Around 500 aftershocks of 4 Richter scale and above have been recorded so far since the April 25 mega earthquake, the Centre has said. RSS