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Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes Nepal - USGS


Local residents walk past collapsed houses after the April 25 earthquake in Sankhu on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, May 11, 2015. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)
Local residents walk past collapsed houses after the April 25 earthquake in Sankhu on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, May 11, 2015.


An earthquake, 7.4 in magnitude and only 10km deep, has hit 68km west of Manche Bazar, Nepal, according to US Geological Survey.

It comes just a few weeks after a devastating 7.8-magnitude quake left over 8,000 people killed, and almost 18,000 injured.

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Around 8 million people in Nepal, which has a total population of 28 million, have been affected by the disaster, the UN estimated.

Some 2 million people still need tents, drinking water, food and medicine. 
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