Another magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than three weeks after a quake devastated large areas of the Himalayan nation. On April 25 a magnitude 7.8 quake that hit Nepal on April 25 killed more than 8,000 people.
The epicenter of new earthquake was about 83 kilometers from Kathmandu, the Nepali capital where many buildings were destroyed in the earlier quake.
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.
“This is a really big one,” Prakash Shilpakar, the owner of a craft shop in Kathmandu, told the Reuters news agency.
The latest tremor was felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, as well as Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.