nepal earthqauke: A powerful earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday less than three weeks after a quake devastated large areas of the Himalayan nation.
The magnitude 7.
3 earthquake Tuesday was centered in a remote area of eastern Nepal, near the border with China.
It took place at a depth of about 18.
5 kilometers (11.
5 miles), the U.
Geological Survey said.
It had initially estimated the magnitude at 7.
It shook a country still picking up the pieces from the magnitude 7.
8 quake that hit on April 25, killing more than 8,000 people.
The epicenter of new earthquake was about 83 kilometers east of Kathmandu, the Nepali capital where many buildings were destroyed in the earlier quake.