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Another Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

nepal_terremoto_rescatesKathmandu, May 12 A new earthquake, between 7.1 and 7.4 degrees on the Richter scale rocked Nepal today, whose residents are still recovering from the psychological and material occurred on April 25 impact.

A spokesman for the local police, Kamal Singh Bam, said four of those killed residing in the town of Chautara, Sindhupalchowk district, the same where the previous tremor left nearly a third of all victims it caused.

The other three were residents of Kathmandu, the capital, where there was disruption of services fixed and mobile telephony, electricity and Internet.

The authorities do not rule out an increase in the balance of fatal quake, whose magnitude was set at 7.4 by the US Geological Survey and 7.3 by the Seismological Center of Nepal.

Its epicenter was located north-east of Kathmandu, on a point close to Everest, the highest mountain in the world with eight thousand 848 meters above the sea.

Seismographs also detected six replicates in quick succession, the eldest, very intense, of 6.3 degrees.

Reports Nepalese TV channels and radio stations described scenes of terror in Kathmandu, with people out into the streets in panic for fear of collapsing homes, offices or buildings where they were.

The jolt on Tuesday also clearly felt in northern and eastern India, and Bangladesh (southeastern Nepal).

Experts believe that the crust has not even gotten a temporary accommodation after the earthquake of April 25 and that are predictable new movements of varying intensity.

In the days since the Seismological Center of Nepal it has recorded more than 160 aftershocks.

(Prensa Latina)

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