Second Nepal earthquake rocks Khumbu Valley


Tuesday afternoon, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Khumbu Valley. It’s epicenter was 18km SE of Kodari, Nepal – about 47 miles from Kathmandu. This is nearly equidistant between Kathmandu and Mount Everest.

So far, this quake has left 29 people dead, plus an additional 17 in India. 1,926 people are reported injured and six U.S. Marines are also missing.

This tremor was approximately 9.3 miles deep. Although the quake from 2 weeks ago was at a similar depth, it was nearly three times bigger and 5.6 times stronger, in the amount of energy released.

From the USGS:

The May 12, 2015 M 7.3 Nepal earthquake (SE of Zham, China) occurred as the result of thrust faulting on or near the decollément associated with the Main Himalayan Thrust, which defines the interface between the underthrusting India plate and the overriding Eurasia plate to the north.

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