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7.4-magnitude quake hits devastated Nepal: USGS

Update: May, 12/2015 - 15:15
KATHMANDU (AFP) — A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit devastated Nepal on Tuesday with the epicentre close the border with China, the US Geological Survey said.

Residents of the capital Kathmandu ran out of their houses after the quake struck at 12:35pm local time, more than two weeks after a 7.8-magnitude quake which killed more than 8,000 people.

The latest quake struck 83km east of Kathmandu at a depth of 18.5 kilometres, according to the USGS. — AFP

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