Second big earthquake rocks Nepal inside 3 weeks, aftershocks felt

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Kathmandu, May 12: A couple of earthquakes measuring 7.4 and 5.6 jolted Nepal, the country which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake that killed over 8,000 people last month. [Follow Live updates of earthquake]

People were seen rushing out on to the streets after the second quake hit the country. The US Geological Survey had initially said that the quake had a magnitude of 7.1 but later it was upgraded to 7.4. The epicentre was 83 kilometres east of Kathmandu. The quake occurred at a depth of 19 kilometres.

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Houses collapsed in Nepal as a result of the quake.

The first quake's epicentre was 68 kilometres west if Namche Bazar near the base camp of Mount Everest Base, which was evacuated after an avalanche triggered by the previous quake killed 18 mountaineers.

The second quake's epicentre was 25 kilometres south-east of Kodari.

The shockwaves were felt in New Delhi and across North and East India.

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