National Seismological Center Chief Lok Bijaya Adhikari (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Chief of the National Seismological Center, Lainchaur, Lok Bijaya Adhikari said the earthquake which struck on Wednesday morning was the aftershock of the mega earthquake that hit Nepal five years ago.
According to Adhikari, as many as 548 sftershocks of 4 or above 4-magnitude have occurred since the Gorkha earthquake occurred while those below four in magnitude are not recorded.
A powerful earthquake of 6-magnitude jolted the Kathmandu Valley this morning, sending people outdoors.
According to NSC, Lainchaur, the tremor was recorded at 5:19 am with its epicenter at Ramche of Sindhupalchowk.
The tremors were felt in central districts including Kavrepalanchowk, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake had struck with its epicenter in Barpak of Gorkha district.
According to Adhikari, aftershocks of the Gorkha earthquake are expected to last until 10 years.