Locals of the district and other nearby districts terrified after the tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was felt at around 10.14 this morning.
Meanwhile, no human casualties have been reported so far. Likewise, tremor has rocked Tehrathum, Dharan and Biratnagar as well. The tremor was felt for some seven seconds.
“Nepal lies at the northern margin of the Indian plate and earthquakes here are caused by plate tectonic movement,” says Dilli Ram Tiwari, Survey Officer at the National Seismology Centre. “Today’s was a mild shake, originating in Dhankuta bajar.”
The last earthquake felt in Nepal was on 30 August with a magnitude of 6 Richter scale. The quake had its epicentre in Tibet. Nepal is considered very much vulnerable in terms of earthquake risk. According to reports, Nepal is ranked as the 11th most at-risk country for earthquakes, while Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is considered as most vulnerable city in the world. The experts have been warning that any large earthquake might hit the country at any time but the government is yet to start any contingency measures to tackle the situation if any mega earthquake hits the country anytime. However some international organizations including the United Nations have been initiating efforts for raising awareness among people.
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