Two weeks after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal in which over 8,000 people died, another earthquake rocked the Eastern region of the country early this morning. According to the US Geological Survey, this morning’s earthquake had a magnitude of 7.3. The one on April 25th which happened in western Nepal had a magnitude of 7.8.
People ran for safety after the tremor was heard. There are no immediate reports of casualties. The tremor from this morning’s earthquake was felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, as well as Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest. The United States Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 7.3. An earthquake on April 25, centred in western Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8.
The latest tremor was felt 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, which was badly damaged in last month’s earthquake.
it was learnt that the latest quake went on “for a pretty long time.” “People have been terrified.”
“This is a really big one,” Prakash Shilpakar, the owner of a craft shop in Kathmandu, told the Reuters news agency.
People rushed from buildings in Kathmandu as the quake struck at 12:35 local time (07:50 GMT).
The epicentre of the latest earthquake was 83km (52 miles) east of Kathmandu, in a rural area close to the Chinese border. It struck at a depth of 18.5km (11.5 miles), according to the U.S Geological Survey.