LAMJUNG, May 20: Tremors were felt 86 times in 24 hours amidst the fear of the coronavirus infection in the hill district, Lamjung. The earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale with its epicenter at Bhulbhule of Marsyangdi Rural Municipality had struck at 5.42AM on Wednesday.
After the earthquake, the tremors were felt 86 times up to 5.51AM today. According to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre, the earthquakes measuring over four on the Richter scale were felt six times while tremors below magnitude four were felt 82 times during the reporting period.
The Centre informed that a 3.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 5.51 this morning as well. With the frequency of the earthquake and aftershocks, the district residents have become fearful.
Some people were forced to spend their night outside their homes while some others stayed alert and awake throughout the night with the intermittent jolts.
The Centre has shared that it cannot be ascertained whether or not the aftershocks would continue to take place. Chief District Officer of Lamjung, Hom Prasad Luitel urged all the district residents to stay safe and alert. He also asked the locals to unite to overcome possible threats stemming from natural disasters.