7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal
DHARAMSALA, May 12: Another massive earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has struck eastern Nepal, two weeks after a devastating earthquake measuring 7.8 killed more than 8000 people and left thousands of people injured.
The epicenter of the latest quake which stuck the Himalayan nation today around noon was located 83 kms east of Kathmandu, near Everest Base Camp.
The death toll in Nepal has risen to 19 people while the number of injured stood at 981, according to media reports.
Large tremors were felt in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa and across North Indian states, even shaking buildings in Delhi.
The quake struck at a depth of 18.5 kms, according to the US Geological Survey and is said to be a shallow earthquake which cause more damage on the surface.
The devastating quake that struck the Himalayan kingdom on April 25 was a shallow quake with a depth of 15 kms.