Earthquake in eastern Nepal
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Nepal at 10.14 am on Thursday. Dhankuta has been identified as the epicentre of the quake.
Residents in Dhankuta, Dharan and even Biratnagar have reported feeling the quake.
“Nepal lies at the northern margin of the Indian plate and earthquakes here are caused by plate tectonic movement,” says Dilli Ram Tiwari, Survey Officer at the National Seismology Centre. “Today’s was a mild shake, originating in Dhankuta bajar.”
No damages have been reported yet from the area.
The last earthquake felt in Nepal was on 30 August with a magnitude of 6 Richter scale. The quake had its epicentre in Tibet. Nepalnews.com/Paavan Mathema