Nepal Experiences Second Major Earthquake In One Month; U.N., Aid Agencies Responding As Quickly As Possible Before Monsoon Season

Associated Press: Another major quake rattles Nepal, killing at least 42
“A major earthquake hit a remote mountain region of Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 42 people, triggering landslides, and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the Himalayan nation was ravaged by its worst quake in decades…” (Sullivan et al., 5/12).

The Guardian: Nepal earthquake: dozens dead in 7.3 magnitude tremor — live updates
The newspaper provides live updates on the situation in Nepal, including images and text from social media sources and reporters (Weaver/Gayle, 5/12).

New York Times: Nepal Rattled by Powerful New Earthquake East of Capital
“…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…” (Barry, 5/12).

U.N. News Centre: New quake hits Nepal as U.N. races to deliver aid to those affected
“A new earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude struck Nepal [Tuesday], killing dozens of people, as emergency responders were racing against time to reach affected populations two weeks after another deadly tremor struck the country killing thousands, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said…” (5/12).

U.N. News Centre: In Nepal, U.N. and relief agencies race against time as monsoon season nears
“Two weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, emergency responders are racing against time to reach affected populations in the mountainous country’s most remote regions, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced…” (5/11).

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