Excerpts from USA Today-online:
BHAKTAPUR, Nepal — A second major earthquake struck this mountainous nation Tuesday — 17 days after the first devastating quake — killing 42 and injuring 1,117, the Nepali government said.
The center of the quake was located in an isolated area approximately 11 miles from Kodari, a border crossing from Nepal to Tibet, and 47 miles from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The USGS initially recorded it as a magnitude 7.4 earthquake, later revising the figure to magnitude 7.3. At least five, smaller aftershocks were recorded after the quake hit just before 1 p.m. local time (3:15 a.m. ET).
It was not clear how much additional damage has been caused to the thousands of buildings destroyed and mountain villages flattened during the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25 — killing more than 8,000 people and injured 17,000.
Contributing: Jane Onyanga-Omara and Kim Hjelmgaard from London; The Associated Press
Excerpts from USA Today-online
In an e-mail dated May 14, 2015, Shanti Pradhan writes:
“We are all safe. Thank you all for your prayers. We were in the school with the children and parents when the second earthquake came. Thankfully we were able to calm everybody down and send them home after a Birthday celebration.
Government has announced to shut all the school til 30th May. Please pray for Nepal’s land to settle down, and we are able to go on with our lives. We are once more in the rice field with the church group and hope to be back home as soon as earth stops shaking.”