Second quake strikes Nepal: China Earthquake Networks Center
Another 7.0-magnitude quake hit Nepal pn Saturday following a massive 8.1-magnitude quake, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said
Kathmandu: Another 7.0-magnitude quake hit Nepal pn Saturday following a massive 8.1-magnitude quake, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said.
Nepalese people walk past collapsed buildings at Lalitpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 25, 2015. Pic/AFP
The second quake's epicentre was monitored at 28.3 degrees north latitude and 84.8 degrees east longitude, and the focus of the quake is 30 km deep, according to the centre.
The epicentre was at Lamjung in Nepal - a district some 75 km northwest of capital Kathmandu.
The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the first quake at 7.9, with a depth of 15 kms, Xinhua news agency reported.
Twelve minutes after the first 8.1-magnitude earthquake, a minor quake of 3.1 magnitude was also monitored at the Qijiang district of southwest China's Chongqing municipality, the CENC added.
As many as 10 people were killed on Saturday in Nepal's picturesque Pokhara area following a huge earthquake.
Police spokesman Kamal Singh Ban told the media that they have received information about the death of 10 people in the Pokhara area.
However, communication with the rural areas in Nepal has been snapped and they are trying to send out forces wherever possible.
Tremors were felt in India and Bangladesh.