Published On: Tue, May 12th, 2015

[WATCH] Powerful new earthquake hits devastated Nepal

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes two weeks after massive quake killed thousands in Himalayan nation.

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE

Today's earthquake sent people in the capital Kathmandu rushing out on to the streets.

Two weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8, 000 people in the Himalayan nation, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake has struck Nepal again,  the USGS has reported. Capital city, Kathmandu, reacts in “utter panic”.

“The earth just started rambling for about 30 seconds. Everyone ran out onto the streets and all of the shops are now shuttered, ” witnesses report to the media, “the quake was so potent that it made the building “feel like jelly”. Tremors were felt in northern regions of neighboring India.

The USGS had earlier described the magnitude in 7.1 but later upgraded it to 7.4.

The quake, which struck near the base camp of Everest, was evaluated at a shallow depth of about 19km. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on April 25, killing at least 8, 046 people and wounding more than 17, 800.

 


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