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Another earthquake hits Nepal

12 May 2015 - 67   - 0

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than three weeks after a quake devastated large areas of the Himalayan nation.

The earthquake Tuesday was centered in a remote area of eastern Nepal, near the border with China, at a depth of about 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles), the USGS said. It had initially estimated the magnitude at 7.4, a CNN report said.

The magnitude 7.8 quake that hit Nepal on April 25 killed more than 8,000 people.

The epicenter of new earthquake was about 83 kilometers east of Kathmandu, the Nepali capital where many buildings were destroyed in the earlier quake.

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