A 7.4 Reciter scale magnitude earthquake has struck Eastern Nepal after two weeks of 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The epicenter of the earthquake is near the town of Namche Bazar, a place near Mt. Everest.
Video at the parliament at the time of earthquake :
The latest tremor was felt as far as Indian capital New Delhi and Bangaladesh capital, Dhaka. The tremors felt in Kathmandu were strong, adding devastation to the badly damaged state caused by the April 25 earthquake.
Although there are no reports of casualties or damages due to the earthquake now, a lot of damages is expected by this unexpected earthquake.
Right after the 7.4 magnitude earthquake, the second and third after shock were of magnitude 5.6 and 5.5. There are reports the death of at least 4 people in Chautara. Three major landslides are also reported in Sidhupalchowk region.
We will update as more details are received.
People gather in open space, a photo of New Road gate. Photo credit – Sagar Khanal