West Nepal is shaken by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake


On early Wednesday, a powerful earthquake struck Nepal’s western region, sending people outside in fear.

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter between Bahundanda and Chandisthan in Lamjung was recorded at 5:42 a.m. by the National Seismological Center (NSC), Lainchaur.

The tremors were felt in Lamjung, Gorkha, Dhading, Tanahun, and Kaski, as well as the Kathmandu Valley.

So far, no damage has been reported.

On April 28, an earthquake with a local magnitude (ML) of 3.5 struck Kathmandu, with the epicenter near Kalanki.

On March 18, a 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck with its epicenter in Kavrepalanchowk.

As it lies along the active fault zone between the two technic plates – the Tibetan plate and the Indian plate – Nepal is prone to earthquakes and frequently witnesses quakes.