UPDATE: Nepal earthquake, magnitude 7.4, strikes near Everest

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A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, two weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people.

The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest.

The US Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 7.4. An earthquake on April 25, centred in east Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8.

The latest tremor was felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, as well as Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Strong tremors were felt in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, that was badly damaged in last month's earthquake.

"This is a really big one," Prakash Shilpakar, the owner of a craft shop in Kathmandu, told the Reuters news agency. (BBC)

Second earthquake measured 5.6, epicenter 25km SE of Kodari, Nepal: USGS

Reports said that tremors were also felt in Indonesia (5.01) and Afghanistan (4.7) and several parts of the north India including Patna and Lucknow.

  Comments - 2

  • brainmaster Tuesday, 12 May 2015 02:13 PM

    I feel very sorry for these people. Most of them are very friendly and very innocent.

    roshan corera Tuesday, 12 May 2015 02:28 PM

    End of the world in near..

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