Saturday, June 9, 2012

M4.8 earthquake hit Pokhara (June 9)

Pokhara, June 9: USGS reported an earthquake hit Pokhara, the Himalayan city in Western Nepal today. Earthquake measuring M4.8 was epicentered at 14km NE from the city at 07:54 UTC on June 9 (or 1:39pm local time same day). Further details still to come.

Update: According to National Seismological Center, Nepal the magnitude of the tremor measured 5.1 on the Richter scale.

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POKHARA, JUN 09 - An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted Pokhara on Saturday afternoon damaging few houses.

National Seismological Centre said that the quake was centered 23 kilometers North in Thumkodanda and Namarjung VDC.

Police informed that a wall of houses belonging to Radha Krishna Subedi and his son Shiva Raj were cracked due to the quake. Similarly, the building of Area Police Station also suffered minor damages due to the quake.

POKHARA, June 9: A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Pokhara at 1:39 pm on Saturday afternoon.

According to the National Seismological Center, the epicenter of the earthquake was at Thumakodanda, 30 Kms east of Pokhara.

According to the Kaski police, rear parts of two houses belonging to Radhakrishna Subedi and his son Shivaraj at Talbesin of Lekhnath Municipality-10 collapsed after being struck by the quake.

Similarly, cracks were also seen on the walls of the Regional Police Office building at Hansapur due to the tremors.

However, no human casualties have been reported so far. The tremors were felt for ten seconds at Kaski and its surrounding districts, including Tanahun, Lamjung and Gorkha.

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