The earthquake was reported as a 6.0 magnitude near Ramche, Sindhupalchok district on Wednesday at 5:19 am, according to the National Seismological Center.
No damages have been reported yet, however, the fear of landslides in the area is high. Several landslides have already occurred in the district during monsoon this year.
NEMRC, Nepal twitted, “An earthquake of ML 6.0 occurred around Ramche of Sindhupalchok district at 5:19.”
An earthquake of ML 6.0 occurred around Ramche of Sindhupalchok district at 5:19.@NEOCOfficial
— NEMRC, Nepal (@NepalNsc) September 15, 2020
NEMRC also tweets that it was an aftershock.
— NEMRC, Nepal (@NepalNsc) September 16, 2020
Many have disputed the scale/magnitude across Twitter.
USGS ले 5.3 भन्यो। यता 6. हुन त पहिला 2072 मा पनि 8.1 र 7.8 भन्ने फरक आकडा आएको थियो।
— पद्मात्रेय (@p4padam) September 16, 2020
According to EMSC/CSEM 5.3 magnitute: https://t.co/aszgRQHVxI
— Panta Nava Raj (@nepalherald) September 16, 2020
— शैलपुत्र (@shailaputra_me) September 16, 2020
यसले त ४.९ भन्छ नि! तथ्य के होला? pic.twitter.com/q0EL1lB067
— Akshaya Prasad Gautam (@akshayagautam) September 16, 2020
Why it says different data!! pic.twitter.com/cQknat3UWh
— Sun_MyHappyLife मेरोखुसीजिवन (@MyHappyLifeNp) September 16, 2020