KATHMANDU – Nepal was struck by an earthquake early Monday morning east of its capital, Kathmandu, which experts say is the 475th aftershock from a major earthquake that rocked the country last year.

The epicenter of the 5.5 magnitude earthquake was on the border of Ramechhap and Solukhumbu districts, roughly 82 miles from Kathmandu.


People in their houses ran outside after the earthquake in the capital city, however there were no reports of injuries, damage to buildings or disruptions to power or telephone services.

Nepal was slammed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015, and 7.3 magnitude aftershock weeks later, which resulted in the deaths of 9000 people and injured 22,000 more.


The country continues feel aftershocks experts link to the big one in 2015, including one on October 17 in Nuwakot, northwest of Kathmandu that measured 4.0 on the Richter scale.