Thirty-six people are confirmed dead as a new Nepal quake of 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale hit on Tuesday. The new Nepal quake has come only three weeks since a larger, 7.8-magnitude quake hit the area April 25, along with many resulting aftershocks that rocked the region between then and now.
The Nepal National Emergency Operation Centre confirmed the deaths and added that there were more than a thousand people injured in this latest episode. The epicenter of this new Nepal quake was set a little more than 50 miles to the east of Kathmandu, and eleven miles underground, compared to the quake in April, which was a little over nine miles underground, as confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The tremors from these quakes travel quickly and resulted in aftershocks being reported that were at strengths 5.6 and 6.3 on the Richter scale.
More Damage, Destruction After New Nepal Quake
This additional large new Nepal quake has caused even more buildings to collapse, according to the UN World Food Program, which is in Nepal as part of the emergency personnel helping out after the original Nepal quake. These are reported to be those places that had already sustained some damage, but the new tremors still are radiating and they can travel and be felt even 500 miles away in New Delhi, India.
Authorities sent out helicopters to travel to the mountain regions to see if they could help rescue victims of the new Nepal quake, and also other volunteers were said to be searching through the debris in Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha, which are the areas with the most new damage and problems.
Appeals have already been made from all over Nepal for monetary assistance in the form of billions of dollars to assist the victims and help to rebuild the affected areas. Many have been homeless, and the new Nepal quake has resulted in even more damage, destruction and devastation for residents.
Quakes Worst in Recent Nepal History
The April 25, 2015 Nepal quake is recorded as the worst earthquake in the country since 1934. It caused more than 8,000 deaths and injuries to nearly 18,000 people, destroying homes and businesses. That quake also caused an avalanche on Mount Everest that killed and injured guides and climbers. Due to the earthquake activities, climbing at Mount Everest has been halted for the season and the climbers have all left the area, according to a Nepal guide at Mount Everest.
The new Nepal quake was a shock to those in the area, as things had calmed down after the original quake and several aftershocks had hit since the end of April. This new large quake has again sent most residents outdoors, seeking open areas to stay at to avoid falling debris.