Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits Nepal; tremors felt in parts of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh

12 May, 2015 12:47 pm

KATHMANDU (Web Desk) – A severe earthquake has reportedly hit Nepal, just weeks after an earlier severe seismic movement killed thousands in the mountainous nation.

The quake was also felt in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

As per reports, the quake struck at a depth of 19 kilometres, 68 kilometres west of Namche Bazar – near the base camp for Everest. The earthquake caused people to run out of buildings in the capital Kathmandu and shook structures in the Indian capital.

The quake was earlier measured at 7.1, but was later upgraded by the US Geological Survey.

Earlier, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on April 25, killing at least 8,046 people and injuring more than 17,800.

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