Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest

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Nepal hit by another 7.3-magnitude earthquake near Mount Everest

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 12, 2015


EQNepal has been hit by another strong earthquake, sending people in the capital, Kathmandu, rushing out on to the streets just weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.3 and struck 42 miles (68km) west of the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount Everest. Shockwaves were felt as far away as the Indian capital, Delhi, and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

At least four people were killed in the town of Chautara in Sindhupalchowk district, north of Kathmandu, after several buildings collapsed, a spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration said. Sindhupalchowk suffered the heaviest death toll in last month’s quake.

Two people were killed in India, state officials said, one in Bihar state and one in Uttar Pradesh. Residents in the Indian town of Siliguri, near the border with Nepal, said chunks of concrete fell off one or two buildings.

Much of Nepal still lies in ruins after last month’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which levelled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Everest, leavingmany climbers trapped on the mountainside or buried beneath tons of snow and ice.

Tuesday’s quake came from a depth of 11.5 miles, deeper than the 9.3-mile depth of the quake on 25 April. More shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage at the surface.

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