Earthquake Hits Nepal

Paige Kissinger

Staff Writer

Another earthquake hit Nepal recently and at least 42 people have died and another 1,129 suffered injuries. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.4 and a U.S. Geological Survey stated that it struck at a depth  of about 15 kilometers (9 miles). At least five smaller aftershocks were recorded after the quake.

The center of the quake was “located in an isolated area approximately 11 miles from Kodari, a border crossing from Nepal to Tibet, and 47 miles from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu.” Many buildings collapsed and there were more landslides. Some believe that another may come at any time, big or small.

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It isn’t clear how much additional damage has been caused to the “thousands of buildings destroyed and mountain villages flattened” during the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that happened in the mountains west of Kathmandu on April 25 — which killed more than 8,000 people and injured 17,000. It was reported that people in parts of northern India also had feelings of a tremor and the ground also shook strongly in Lhasa, Tibet’s capital.

In a town of about 6,000 people, roughly 90% of its buildings damaged or destroyed in last month’s quake. Sindhupalchowk suffered the greatest number of casualties in last month’s tremor because of several landslides. “It isn’t immediately clear if the landslides caused new casualties.”