A powerful earthquake shook the Kathmandu Valley and neighbouring districts at 10:15 pm today, forcing people, many of them either preparing for or already in bed, to go outdoors.
Its size and epicentre are immediately not known.
The last significant aftershock was recorded at 8:09 am yesterday. It was of local magnitude 4.3 with its epicentre close to Na Gaun of Dolakha, north-east of the district headquarters Charikot.
The official death toll of the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks has been put at 8898 by the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Disaster Risk Reduction Portal.