Thursday, August 23, 2012

Series of earthquakes hit Western Nepal, Rolpa, Rolpa-Rukum border

Kathmandu, Aug 23: USGS web portal reported an earthquake measuring M5 hit Western district of Nepal at 10:15pm on local time (16:30 UTC) on August 23rd. The quake epicentered about 100km SSE from Jumla was felt in the capital Kathmandu as well. Details of the quake still waiting.

Update: National Seismological Center confirmed magnitude of the earthquake measured M5.6 epicentered at Rolpa-Rukum border. NSC also reports of another earthquake measuring M4.4 in Rolpa minutes later at 10:27pm local time.

Update: NSC reported another two earthquakes measuring to M4.4 at Rukum at 6:02am on and and M5.2 at Rukum-Rolpa border at 9:41am on August 24.

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