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February 16, 2019: M4.0 earthquake in Kirtipur, Nepal

February 16, 2019: Nepal Seismological Center has recorded magnitude 4.0 earthquake in Nepal today at 08:35pm local time. Did you feel it? Please share your experience in the comment section below.

Update 09:05 pm

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As updated earlier, the epicenter is located in Southern part of the Kathmandu valley. Kirtipur is one of the ancient city of Kathmandu valley. The Kirtipur area was also devastated by 2015 Nepal earthquake. The current tremor with epicenter at Kirtipur is an aftershock of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. The epicenter is located south of Mahadev temple and Newa Lahana in Kirtipur.

Light to weak tremor was felt in Nagarjun, Tokha, Chandragiri, Kirtipur, Budhanilakantha, Gokarneshwor and parts of Bhaktapur areas. The tremor was relatively felt stronger in Kathmandu and Patan district than the Bhaktapur area. No injuries or damage reports have been received.

Two days ago, an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 was recorded in Taplejung, the eastern part of Nepal.

Update 08:55 pm

Nepal Seismological Center has recorded an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 with epicenter located in Kirtipur area.

Update 08:50 pm

Based on the experience report, we expect the center to be in Southern part of Kathmandu Valley with light intensity.

Update 08:48 pm

We are waiting for the Nepal Government source to get the official news. Hundreds of felt report across Kathmandu have been received on our Facebook page. Click here to reach our facebook page

Update 08:45 pm

We have received hundreds of earthquake felt report from Balaju, Thankot, Lazimpat, Dhobighat and Godavari area.

The tremor was short but strong to be felt across Kathmandu valley.

Update 08:42 pm

We have not received details of the earthquake yet. The Nepal Seismological center website is also down due to the high traffic.

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