4.1-magnitude earthquake hits western Nepal

Kathmandu (TIP): A 4.1-magnitude earthquake hit western Nepal on November 10, a day after a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation, which killed six people and sparked panic among citizens.

According to the National Earthquake Monitoring & Research Centre, the earthquake occurred at 5.13 am on Thursday, with its epicentre in Kada area in KhaptadChhededaha rural municipality of Bajura district, situated 750 km from Kathmandu.

The Center said that the latest quake is not the aftershock of the Gorkha Earthquake of 2015 but a fresh earthquake.

No loss of live was reported so far. November 9 earthquake occurred at 2:12 am with its epicentre at Khaptad National Park in the Doti district of the quake-prone Himalayan nation, damaging scores of houses and sparking panic among the people who were sleeping.

Six persons were killed and eight others injured in the earthquake, Home Ministry spokesperson PhanindraPokharel told PTI over phone. He said that the government has instructed the local administration to immediately distribute relief materials and compensation to the victims. The kin of those killed will be provided Rs 200,000 per head as compensation, he said.

The six injured have been admitted to district Hospital in Doti while two others who sustained serious injuries have been airlifted to Seti Zonal Hospital in Dhangadhi, according to Home Ministry officials. (PTI)

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