SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Earthquakes in Nepal and China have caused a magnitude 6.0 earthquake and a magnitude 5.5 aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday, marking the first time the two countries have had two such temblors on the same day.
The magnitude 7.9 quake struck on Monday in the Himalayan region near the capital Kathmandu, killing more than 700 people and causing a magnitude 4.1 tremor.
The latest earthquake was felt by about 100,000 people in Nepal’s capital Katha, a Reuters tally showed.
The quake killed at least 462 people, according to official data.
A magnitude 6 temblor was felt in Kathmandau on Thursday, the USGS said, while an earthquake measuring 7.8 struck in China’s coastal province of Qinghai on Saturday.
The USGS reported the temblances of the two earthquakes.
A 6.7 quake struck the Philippines late on Saturday and a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines on Sunday.
The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said it had received reports of 6.8 and 6.6 earthquakes, with the latter being felt more widely.
The Philippines government said it was monitoring the tembalances of its two temblours.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the Philippine earthquake was centered about 8,000 kilometers (5,100 miles) east of Guam and 6,600 kilometers (3,800 miles) northwest of Hawaii.
The center also said the earthquake’s epicenter was in a tropical depression about 590 kilometers (310 miles) south-southeast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai, about 160 kilometers (100 miles).
In a separate statement, the Philippine National Police said there was no immediate reports of damage to buildings or people.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on its website that the temble in Katha was about 7.0.
It did not provide an earthquake intensity, or magnitude, for the earthquake.
The U.N. agency said on Twitter it was checking the earthquake intensity to ensure it is being accurately measured.
It said Katha’s epicentre was about 160 km (100 mi) west of the capital.