Kathmandu, February 5: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake on Friday evening struck close to Kathmandu, shaking much of the capital of Nepal. Around 10 people are reportedly injured Anamnagar area of Kathmandu . Tremors were also felt in parts of Bihar including Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Bettiah, Darbhanga and Raxaul.Also Read - Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Rocks Peru's North Pacific Coast
A nationwide alert had been issued by Nepal government authorities. Last year in April the Himalayan country had faced a devastating destruction after the country was hit by 7.8 magnitude earthquake in which more than 10,000 people died across the country. Also Read - BREAKING: Massive Earthquake Hits Perryville in Alaska
According to United States seismologist the epicentre of the earthquake is reported 16 km North West of Kathmandu and 40 km deep inside the Himalayan region. Read Also: (Earthquake shakes Tokyo, no tsunami risk) Also Read - 6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Sulawesi, Indonesia: Report
Soon after the tremors which were felt in the city the authorities across the country were put on standby and a nation wide alert had been issued.
According to the US seismological department the seismicity in the Himalaya dominantly results from the continental collision of the India and Eurasia plates, which are converging at a relative rate of 40-50 mm/yr. Northward under-thrusting of India beneath Eurasia generates numerous earthquakes.
Almost nine months after a massive earthquake of Nepal, thousands of homeless people are now fighting sub-zero temperatures with no help from government.
The constant threat on landslide and minor tremors had forced the homeless families earlier living in Lapark village to move to refugee camps.
The deadly earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 had killed more than 10,000 people and had reduced their house to rubble. The estimated property loss in Nepal had crossed around $5 billion.
2015 earthquake victims have so far received just $150 in compensation per household.