The death toll from Tuesday’s quake continues to rise, with at least 42 people reported dead and 1,117 people injured according to Nepal’s Home Ministry. It was shallow and had a magnitude of 7.3 according to the USGS. The earthquake on April 25 had a magnitude of 7.8.
Tuesday’s earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey says is an aftershock of the earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, struck near the town of Namche Bazar near Mount Everest. It was shallow and had a magnitude of 7.3 according to the USGS. The earthquake on April 25 had a magnitude of 7.8.
“The shaking seemed to go on and on. We got out to safety as soon as possible. Sitting out in the open it felt like I was on a boat on rough seas as aftershocks hit,” said Foley, communicating with Mashable via email. “We are thinking of every child in Nepal who has already been through so much. We are very concerned about the impact this new quake could have on children who are already very vulnerable.”
The quake, which struck around 12:35 p.m. local time, was felt as far away as Delhi in India and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The quake triggered rockslides in the country’s north, near the town of Dhunche, and rattled areas already working to rebuild. Read more…