Major 7.4 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal

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A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal just a fortnight after a devastating quake hit the country, leaving more than 8,000 dead.

Tuesday’s earthquake, which struck near the town of Namche Bazar near Mount Everest, was shallow and had a magnitude of 7.4 according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake on April 25 had a magnitude of 7.8.

Prelim M7.4 earthquake NEPAL May-12 07:05 UTC, updates http://t.co/RSXtr3kD1M, 86 #quake tweets/min

— USGSted (@USGSted) May 12, 2015

The second quake struck  near the Himalayas.

The second quake struck near the Himalayas.

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