A 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook Kathmandu on Wednesday at around 15:07 local time. The tremors were also felt in the adjoining areas of the Kathmandu Valley prompting many people to rush out of their homes onto the roads and open places.
The epicenter of the earthquake was near the Nepal-China border in Sindhupalchowk district. There was no report so far of any damage due to the earthquake.
Nepal lies in one of the active continental collision zone of the world, the Himalaya, where the probability of Earthquake occurrence is very high. Many destructive Earthquakes have been reported in the historical records within the Himalayan arc.
In April 2015, a devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude rocked Nepal which killed nearly 9,000 people and wounded nearly 22,000. It also damaged over 800,000 houses, temples, monasteries, community buildings and schools in fourteen districts.