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Published on 25 Apr 2015 | about 1 year ago

Nepal Earthquake April 25, 2015 (More details: noypistuff.blogspot.com/2015/04/nepal-earthquake-2015-magnitude-79.html)

A strong earthquake with a magnitude reading of 7.9 struck Nepal on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, with strong tremors felt across the Himalayan nation and parts of India.

The quake struck 81 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu at 0611 GMT, with walls crumbling and families racing outside of their homes.

Initially measured at 7.5 magnitude, the quake was later adjusted to 7.9, with a depth of 15 kilometres, the USGS said. It hit 68 kilometres east of the tourist town of Pokhara.

Media reports said the quake tremors lasted between 30 seconds and two minutes and were felt across the across the border in India, including in the capital New Delhi.

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