Nepal Rattled by Powerful New Earthquakes, Tremors Felt Across India

Updated: May 12, 2015 14:02 IST

Four earthquakes hit devastated Nepal in quick succession today, sending terrified residents running onto the streets in the capital of Kathmandu; intense tremors were felt across Northern India, including Delhi at about 12.35 pm.

Nepal Rattled by Powerful New Earthquakes, Tremors Felt Across India
Four earthquakes hit devastated Nepal in quick succession today, sending terrified residents running onto the streets in the capital of Kathmandu; intense tremors were felt across Northern India, including Delhi at about 12.35 pm.

In picture: Terrified residents run into the streets during the earthquake in Nepal.
Nepal Rattled by Powerful New Earthquakes, Tremors Felt Across India
The largest of the four quakes that shook Nepal today was measured at 7.4 on the Richter Scale; its epicentre was between Kathmandu and Mount Everest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

In picture: Patients are carried out of a hospital building as the earthquake hit the country.
Nepal Rattled by Powerful New Earthquakes, Tremors Felt Across India
Four people are reported dead in the Nepali town of Chautara, capital of Sindhupalchowk district, which suffered the heaviest death toll in last month's 7.8 magnitude quake which killed 8,000 people.

In picture: Patients lie on stretchers in an open area after being carried out of a hospital building after the earthquake.
Nepal Rattled by Powerful New Earthquakes, Tremors Felt Across India
Like April's earthquake, today's was shallow - 15 km deep. Shallow quakes are more deadly because the amount of energy released is focused over a smaller area.

In picture: People in Kolkata stand outside office and residential buildings after the quake.
Nepal Rattled by Powerful New Earthquakes, Tremors Felt Across India
In Delhi, buildings shook and office workers were evacuated. People rushed out of their homes and offices in cities like Gurgaon near Delhi. The metro service in the capital was also halted for a few minutes.

Two people are reported killed in Bihar, which borders Nepal.

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