4.2-magnitude tremor rocks central Nepal

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KATHMANDU (TIP): A mild tremor measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale rocked central Nepal on Monday.

The aftershock was recorded at 3.52am with epicentre at Dolakha district, 85km east of Kathmandu, according to the National Seismological Centre.

A total 420 aftershocks with 4 or more magnitude have been recorded following the Gorkha earthquake of April 25 that killed nearly 9,000 people.

A 4.1-magnitude aftershock had been felt with Dolakha epicenter five days ago. (PTI)

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