6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Kathmandu ValleyNational Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre records tremor at 7:39 am.
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Kathmandu Valley and adjoining districts on Sunday morning.
According to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre, the earthquake with epicentre in Dhading district was recorded at 7:39 am.
The jolt was also felt in other districts of Bagmati and Gandaki provinces.
There are no reports of damage or casualty.
Earthquakes are common in Nepal which is situated on the ridge where the Tibetan and Indian tectonic plates meet and advance two meters closer to one another every century which results in pressure which is released in the form of earthquakes. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks killed around 9,000 people in 2015.
As the government’s post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) report noted, Nepal is the 11th most earthquake-prone country in the world.