Live Updates: Fresh Nepal Earthquake Kills Dozens, Massive Tremors Felt Across India

Live Updates: Fresh Nepal Earthquake Kills Dozens, Massive Tremors Felt Across India
Kathmandu, Nepal: Four earthquakes hit devastated Nepal in quick succession today, sending terrified residents running onto the streets in the capital of Kathmandu; large tremors were felt across Northern India, including Delhi at about 12.35 pm.
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A man stands on the debris of collapsed houses after a fresh 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, in Sankhu May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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42 Killed, Over 1000 Injured as Earthquakes Hit Nepal; 17 Also Killed in India
 Four earthquakes shook devastated Nepal in quick succession on Tuesday afternoon, the first a massive 7.3 on the Richter scale. 42 people have died in Nepal and nearly a 1000 are injured.

In India, where tremors were felt were felt across Northern and Eastern India, 17 people have died in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, states that border Nepal.  

The earthquakes sent terrified residents running onto the streets in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, from buildings already damaged in the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that had struck three weeks ago killing more than 8000 people.
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Caught on Camera: Nepal Earthquake Triggers Landslide Near Kathmandu

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Ministry of External Affairs has set up a control room
 
Fax:+ 91 11 23018158
E-mail: controlroom@mea.gov.in
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Press Trust of  India
17 killed in earthquake in India, of them 16 in Bihar; 39 others injured, says Ministry of Home Affairs
May 12, 2015 17:28 (IST)
24 killed as new quake hits shattered Nepal, reports Agence France-Presse

A new earthquake and several powerful aftershocks hit devastated Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and sending terrified residents running into the streets of the traumatised capital.

The 7.3-magnitude quake struck at 12:35 pm, some 76 kilometres (47 miles) east of Kathmandu, the US Geological Survey said, more than two weeks after a 7.8-magnitude quake which killed more than 8,000 people.

Tuesday's quake was felt as far away as New Delhi, and officials said it caused buildings to collapse in Tibet in neighbouring China.

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Pictures from Namche Bazaar, the epicenter of the quake



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Death toll in successive earthquakes in Nepal rise to 19, nearly 1000 injured
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Three dead, more than 300 injured in Nepal in earthquake

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NDTV's Vishnu Som reports: first IAF Mi-17 chopper takes off from Kathmandu for reece of badly affected Namche Bazaar
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Kathmandu Airport Shutdown, Airlines Divert Flights
Nepalese authorities ordered the closure of the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu soon after the first earthquake of  7.3 magnitude struck, sparking panic in the Nepal capital.

Jet Airways has announced that it has diverted its flight 9W266 to Lucknow.  

People reportedly ran out into safety and the airport was swiftly evacuated. "The airport is closed for operations right now," Birendra Prasad Shrestha, manager at the airport, told AFP.

Videos posted on social media showed people rushing out to the open and crowding the tarmac, many of them talking on the phone soon after the quake struck. 
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PM Modi Asks Authorities to be on Alert After Earthquake
Four earthquakes shook devastated Nepal in quick succession today, sending terrified residents running onto the streets in the capital of Kathmandu; large tremors were felt across Northern India, including Delhi at about 12.35 pm.
 
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 halted for a few minutes.   Two people are reported killed in Bihar, which borders Nepal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with top officials to review the situation.  Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that emergency relief teams are on standby.  "India is ready to provide all the support which Nepal would require," the minister told reporters.

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Indian Embassy helpline in Nepal: +977 985-110-7021, +977 985-113-5141
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Press Trust of India reports 2 people were killed in Bihar after a wall collapse following fresh tremors today
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PM Modi directs all concerned authorities to be on alert for carrying out rescue and relief operations, as required. He took stock of the situation following the quake at a high-level meeting.

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4 earthquakes strike Nepal: Tremors felt across India, right upto Chennai
  • In India, the tremors were felt in Delhi, Bihar, Bengal, Sikkim and Himachal. People of Chennai in Tamil Nadu also felt the quake.
  • In Delhi, buildings swayed for more than a minute and people ran into the streets. Metro services were halted for some time.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Please do not panic and maintain calm. Earthquake situation is being closely monitored and officials are already in the field."
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh also warned against panic. "Whatever help Nepal needs, we will provide it," he told reporters.
  • Heavy tremors were felt in Bihar, where over 60 people were killed in the April 25 quake. "We are collecting information from places like Gaya and Madhubani," said a senior official of the National Disaster Response Force.
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4 people dead in Chautara, Nepal, after quake destroys several buildings, says aid group: Reuters


"Buildings down in Chautara ...Bodies being brought out of buildings," the International Organization of Migration, a United Nations agency, said on its Twitter feed.

Three major landslides were reported in Sindhupalchowk district, whose capital Chautara, with at least 12 people hurt, a district official said.

Sindhupalchowk was the region that suffered the most reported deaths in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25. The epicentre of Tuesday's 7.4 quake was in a remote conservation area between Kathmandu and Mount Everest.

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Nepalese patients being taken to an open area after being carried out of a hospital building as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits the country, in Kathmandu on May 12, 2015.


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Nepalese patients lie on stretchers in an open area after being carried out of a hospital building as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits the country, in Kathmandu on May 12, 2015. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit devastated Nepal, sending terrified residents running into the streets in the capital Kathmandu, according to witnesses and the US Geological Survey. The quake struck at 12:35pm local time in the Himalayan nation.


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The earthquake in Nepal has caused landslides in the Himalayan country. This photograph shows a landslide in Nepal's Dhading District.


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7.4 Earthquake Hits With Epicentre in Nepal, Tremors Across Northern India



A huge earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit Nepal today at about 12.35 pm, US Geological Survey said; tremors were felt across major swathes of North India, including Delhi, at about 12.40 pm today.

News agency Associated Press reports that today's quake was epicentred between Mount Everest and the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, which was devastated on April 25 by a temblor that weighed in at 7.9.