Cricket fraternity prays for safety as 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal again

Tremors felt in parts of West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand

New Delhi: Another major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mt. Everest.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit with a magnitude of 7.3 around 12.35 pm today, 68 kilometres west of the town of Namche Bazar near the Everest base camp. Tuesday's quake was deeper, however, coming from a depth of 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles) versus the April 25th quake that hit 15 kilometers (9.3 miles). More shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage at the surface.

In India, the Home Ministry said there were not one but two earthquakes -- one in Nepal and the other in Afghanistan (6.9 on the Richter scale).

Cricket fraternity tweeted their concern for safety of those who were affected by the earthquake.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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