Asia Pacific

Another earthquake strikes Nepal, 7.3-magnitude hits near Everest

2 weeks after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing over 8,000 people, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck the country again, this time hitting a town close to Mount Everest.

Reports say the latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest.

According to BBC, the latest tremor was felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, as well as Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Also, strong tremors were felt in the Nepal capital, Kathmandu, which was badly damaged in last month's earthquake.

The quake reportedly struck at 12:35 local time (07:50 GMT) urging people to rush from buildings in Kathmandu.

The US Geological Survey reports that the epicentre of the latest earthquake was 83km east of Kathmandu, in a rural area close to the Chinese border, while the quake struck at a depth of 18.5km.

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