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Two mild tremors jolt Nepal


Kathmandu:  Two mild tremors today struck Nepal, triggering panic among people who rushed out of their homes in open areas.

The first aftershock of 4.6 magnitude was recorded at 1.27 AM with epicenter at Sindhupalchowk district, 75 kms east of Kathmandu, according to the National Seismological Centre.

Another 4.2 magnitude aftershock was recorded at 10.07 AM with epicenter at Dhading district, 60 kms west of Kathmandu.

A total of 342 aftershocks with 4 or more magnitude have been recorded after two earthquakes hit the country in April and May, country’s worst temblors in decades which claimed nearly 9,000 lives and caused widespread devastation.

Earlier this week, as many as six tremors were felt over a period of two days.

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