India to provide full Support to Nepal after Fresh 7.4 Earthquake hits on May 12

Kathmandu: A strong earthquake shook Nepal on Tuesday, sending people in the capital Kathmandu rushing out on to the streets just weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

Fresh Earthquake experienced in Nepal

Fresh Earthquake experienced in Nepal

The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday’s earthquake had a magnitude of 7.4 and struck 68 km (about 42 miles) west of the town of Namche Bazar, close to Mount Everest and the border with Tibet.

People in Kathmandu, panic-stricken after the April 25 quake, rushed outdoors, Reuters reporters said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

Residents in the Indian town of Siliguri, near the border with Nepal, said chunks of concrete fell off one or two buildings.

It was felt as far away as New Delhi and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

The Director of Seismology department of Indian Meteorological Department, JL Gautam on Tuesday gave details into the fresh tremors that hit Nepal and parts of northern India. Gautam said that tremors were felts as aftershocks of the previous 7.8 magnitude quake that hit Nepal 16 days ago. He added that more aftershocks may also be felt.

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said India will provide full support to quake-hit Nepal. The mountainous country was hit by an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale, which was followed by an aftershock measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale. This occurred a fortnight after a quake had claimed 8000 lives and devastated the Himalayan nation.