5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal
A strongly-felt earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 has struck northeast Nepal in the early hours of Monday. The United States Geological Survey said the quake was at a depth of 10 km on Monday, 19 km northwest of Namche Bazar. There was no immediate report of any damage or casualty.
The National Centre for Seismology said the earthquake hit the region at 5.5 in the morning in the area bordering Ramechhap and Solukhumbu districts. There have been no reports of any damage yet, and more details are awaited.
Last year in April, Nepal was hit by a major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale, which resulted in the death of at lest 9000 people and injured 22,000 others. A major aftershock also hit in May same year measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale.