Reeling Nepal Rocked by Another Massive Earthquake
Photo via Shiwani Neupane/Twitter
Less than three weeks after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the nation on Tuesday, killing dozens of people and injuring more than 1,000, according to CNN.
The epicenter of Tuesday's earthquake was located roughly 50 miles east of Nepal's capital of Kathmandu, not far from the Nepal-China border and Mount Everest. The earthquake was said to be felt in bordering India, where damage was also reported.
"We're obviously hearing of buildings destroyed, buildings collapsed, buildings falling, we're hearing about casualties, but the numbers are not known yet," said Nepal resident coordinator for the United Nations Jamie McGoldrick via Ellen Barry of the New York Times.
Barry writes that Nepal's National Emergency Operational Center's last reported 42 deaths and just over 1,100 injuries.
Writer and Story South Asia web editor Shiwani Neupane tweeted a pair of photos from the scene:
Channel NewsAsia reporter Jack Board captured a dramatic video of the shocks at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, which is currently operational:
One of the many concerns in the immediate aftermath of last month's earthquake was the threat of aftershocks, and in the wake of Tuesday's disaster, that threat is certain to return to the forefront.
Recovery efforts have been ongoing since last month's earthquake. But unfortunately, Tuesday's earthquake is certain to prolong those efforts.
The continued devastation has inspired many to want to donate to relief efforts in Nepal. Tourism Cares is leading a travel industry-wide effort to aid in the recovery. Click here to donate to the Tourism Cares Nepal Recovery Fund.
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