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.


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.

A shake map released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) 12 May 2015 showing the location of an earthquake 83 kilometres east of Kathmandu, near the Chinese border, at 0705 GMT, with a magnitude of 7.4, the United States Geological Survey said.

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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