Magnitude-6 earthquake in Sindhupalchok: Authorities fear more landslides

Ramche of Sindhupalchok is around 80 km away from Kathmandu.

Kathmandu, September 16

An earthquake measuring local magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale has been recorded with an epicentre in Ramche village of Sindhupalchok district, around 80 km northeast of Kathmandu, on early Wednesday morning.

National Seismological Centre says the earthquake was recorded at 5:19 am today.

The tremors were felt in Kathmandu valley and various districts of eastern Nepal.

District officials say they have not received any loss of the properties due to the quake. District Police Office Chief, SP Rajan Adhikari, says he is in contact with police personnel in each ward of the district, and no one has reported any significant damage.

However, Chief District Officer Umesh Dhakal fears the quake might trigger some landslides in the district. Since the beginning of the monsoon this year, the district has already recorded several landslides, in which dozens of people have died. A few locals buried in the landslides are still missing.

The district had survived severe damages after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake.

Dhakal says security personnel in the district have been asked to stay alert against any untoward situation.

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