Incredibly, another large (around 7.3 or 7.4) earthquake hit beleaguered Nepal today, east of Kathmandu:
Residents of Kathmandu, the capital, reported that buildings swayed in the earthquake, which was felt as far away as New Delhi. The United States Geological Survey assigned the quake a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, with an epicenter about 50 miles east of Kathmandu, near the border with China. The April 25 earthquake registered magnitude 7.8 and was centered west of Kathmandu.
“We’re obviously hearing of buildings destroyed, buildings collapsed, buildings falling, we’re hearing about casualties, but the numbers are not known yet,” said Jamie McGoldrick, Nepal resident coordinator for the United Nations. He said several international rescue teams, including American and Indian teams, were still in Kathmandu but had not yet been asked to deploy.
By late afternoon, Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center had reported 42 deaths and 1,117 injuries.
The death toll from that April 25 quake is now over 8000, and the toll from this one will probably rise although it doesn’t seem like it will be as major as the earlier quake. This partial list of charities I posted a couple of weeks ago should still be applicable.