BREAKING NEWS: Earthquake Shakes Up Kathmandu

Kathmandu experienced an earthquake on Aug 30, Friday at about 11:35pm. The tremor was felt for a few seconds. The magnitude of the quake has been reported to be of M 5.0. Some say a slight jolting had taken place previously as well within a difference of few minutes.

Recent reports have surfaced:

Magnitude M 5.0 Region WESTERN XIZANG Date time 2013-08-30 17:49:23.2 UTC Location 30.95 N ; 83.12 E Depth 10 km Distances 418 km NW of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 297 km NE of Birendranagar, Nepal / pop: 31,381 206 km NE of Jumlā, Nepal / pop: 9,073

According to, the tremor was a moderate earthquake near Nyalam, Tibet that was felt strongly in Kathmandu.


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