Moderate intensity earthquake hits Nepal

Moderate intensity earthquake hits Nepal
Kathmandu: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale on Monday hit Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu and its adjoining areas.

The epicentre of the quake was in Tibet bordering Sindhupalchowk district, 136-kilometers north-east of the Kathmandu, the National Seismological Centre said.

"Tremors were felt in various parts of the country including Kathmandu at 6:53 pm," said Somnath Sapkota, the chief at National Seismological Centre.

There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to properties.