Second Major Earthquake Hits Nepal Near Mount Everest

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Nepal has been hit by another major earthquake just weeks after one with a 7.8 magnitude devastated the country killing over 8000 people.

The US Geological Survey says the latest earthquake, that shook buildings in Kathmandu, had a magnitude of 7.4 and struck near the base camp of Mt Everest. The epicentre was around 40 miles west of Namche Bazar, a remote area near the China border.

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BBC’s Yogita Limaye told BBC World News:

We’re safe. Did feel the earth shake for quite a long time. Saw dust and stones flying off mountain near by. The earth shook and it shook for a pretty long time.

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I can completely understand the sense of panic. We have been seeing tremors: it’s been two and a half weeks since the first quake.

But this one really felt like it went on for a really long time. People have been terrified.

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While people were seen fleeing from their homes as the tremors hit this morning, there are no immediate reports of casualties or damage to buildings.

But it comes as a warning to the people of Nepal, who seem to be having no let up from the terror they have faced in recent weeks.


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