Published On: Wed, Apr 24th, 2019

Nepal earthquake: Kathmandu magnitude 4.7 ROCKS Kirtipur in Himalayas – USGS latest | World | News

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The quake struck at a depth of 28.7km and measured a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale. This latest quake comes four years after a devasting earthquake hit the region. 

Another added: “Felt significant quake here in Kathmandu too.”

The estimated population that felt the earthquake is 2.9 million people, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

A resident in the area said: “Woke up with it.”

It struck around 64km northwest of Kathmandu.

There are no reports so far of any damage or casualties.

Just four years ago Nepal was hit with an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000.

The disaster occurred on April 25, 2015, and had a magnitude of 7.8.

It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake.



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