KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Late in the evening on Wednesday, Bajhang experienced another earthquake, causing concern among local residents. This time, the tremor measured at a magnitude of 5.2, with its epicenter located at Bhatekhola in Musta Rural Municipality.
Seismologist Dr Shiv Subedi reported that the epicenter was located at Bhatekhola, a mere 5.3 kilometers away from Chainpur, the district headquarters.
The earthquake in the middle of the night led to moments of panic among the local population. Rajesh Karki from Khaptadchanna Rural Municipality-5 recounted how people hurriedly gathered in open squares during the quake, seeking safety.
This recent event follows a more powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Bajhang on October 3. Since that significant quake, smaller aftershocks have been occurring with some frequency, as explained by Dr Subedi.
The October 3 earthquake resulted in the unfortunate loss of one life, while 20 individuals sustained injuries, and various physical structures were damaged.