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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nepal again with tremor

By on Sunday, June 28, 2015

Three mild aftershocks felt in Nepal 


Three aftershocks  were felt, according to the National Seismological Centre. 
Kathmandu: A 4.3-magnitude tremor was recorded on Thursday at 9.07pm with epicenter at Nuwakot district, about 30 km west of Kathmandu while another 4.1-magnitude aftershock was recorded at 11.49pm with epicenter at Dolakha, situated northeast of the capital.
Three mild aftershocks were felt within three hours in different areas in Nepal, two months after the deadly temblor jolted the Himalayan nation and claimed nearly 9,000 lives. The danger of tremor in adjoining area of India is still stand. The Indians  are also appalling the shocks. 
Merely two minutes later, at 11.51pm, a third tremor measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale was recorded with epicenter at Nuwakot-Sindhupalchowk.
With this, a total of 330 aftershocks with 4 or more magnitude have been so far recorded after the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25. 
Led by India and China, global donors yesterday pledged over USD 3.5 billion as aid to Nepal, meeting half of the US $ 6.7 billion needed to rebuild the quake-hit country. 
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who had flew in here, announced India's assistance of US $ one billion.

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