5.3 magnitude quake jolts Nepal’s capital Kathmandu

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake jolted theKathmandu valley and neighbouring districts on Thursday morning.

According to National Seismological Center, the jolt was the aftershock of the 7.9 magnitude Great Quake of April 25. Its epicenter was at Nimlung in Sindhupalchowk district.

The number of aftershocks of the earthquake, with local magnitude of 4.0 or above has reached 408.

Panic-stricken people ran out of their houses when the aftershock struck at 9:30 am.

The April 25 Nepal earthquake had killed over 9,000 people and injured over 23,000 others. The aftershocks have continued for months after the devastating earthquake.

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