KATHMANDU – Two more earthquakes were felt last night with epicenters at Chainpur of Bajhang district, Sudurpaschim Province.
The National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre, Lainchaur informed that earthquakes- one measuring 4.3 in Richter scale and another measuring 3.9 in Richter scale- were recorded at 10:52pm and 12:23am last night.
The Centre further informed that on Tuesday afternoon an earthquake measuring 5.3 Richter scale had occurred in Bajhang with its epicenter at Talkot. On the same day, a 6.3 Richter scale quake jolted the district at 3:06pm. It was followed by 4.1 Richter scale tremor at 3:45pm.
A person died while a dozen others got injured in the earthquake. Similarly, hundreds of houses were damaged in the quake.
Geologist at the Centre, Dr Lok Bijay Adhikari, informed that the western belt of Nepal was vulnerable to earthquake anytime. “For 500 years, Nepal’s western region has not seen any noticeable earthquake, so the tremors were felt in recent times in this region.”