Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Another earthquake in Nepal

This one was closer to Mount Everest:
Nepal has been hit by another strong earthquake, causing widespread panic and casualties just over two weeks after a devastating tremor killed more than 8,000 people, injured 18,000 and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale and struck 42 miles (68km) west of the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount Everest. It was followed closely by at least six strong aftershocks. Shockwaves were felt as far away as the Indian capital, Delhi, and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

The full extent of casualties is unknown, with reports of collapsed buildings and some fatalities coming in from remote areas close to the epicentre.
My next door neighbor is from Nepal and had been in the country when the first earthquake hit two weeks ago. He just got back here yesterday. Wow.

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