New Massive Earthquake Hits Nepal, Killing 'at Least 4'World | May 12, 2015, Tuesday // 10:41| views
Another major earthquake has rocked Nepal just two weeks after over 8000 people died in a tremor.
At least 4 people have been left dead by the incident, but there are no reports of numerous casulaties.
The quake was measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), while the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre says it had a magnitude of 7.1 (later updated to 7.3).
Its epicenter was 81 east of Kathmandu, an area near the border with China, at a depth of 10 km, at 12:50 local time.
MAP New 7.4-magnitude quake in Nepal: USGS @AFP pic.twitter.com/fBSDCOFMSk— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) May 12, 2015
The new massive earthquake lasted about 30 seconds and was felt as a powerful one in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, but also across the country and in neighboring India, according to Al Jazeera English.
The EMSC says that the 7.3-magnitude quake was followed by minor tremor measuring 5.2-6.0 on the Richter scale.
Tuesday's jolts caused panic among Kathmandu residents who left buildings across the capital.
The country is now seeking to recover from the disaster which struck at the end of April and left thousands dead, also razing buildings to the ground and causing damages worth billions of USD.
More to follow.
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