Two major quakes strike Nepal within an hour

UPDATE: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has rocked Nepal, less than an hour after  a 7.4 magnitude quake struck near the town of Namche Bazar, 84 kilometres east of the capital Kathmandu.

At least four people have been confirmed dead in the town of Chautara, with tremors felt as far away as Delhi in India and Dhaka in Bangladesh.

It comes after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on 25 April, killing at least 8,046 people and injuring more than 17,800 more.

The disaster destroyed countless homes and displaced millions of people, leaving many homeless and relying on humanitarian aid while living in camps and makeshift shelters. 

5:25 PM 7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal, the US Geological Survey says, less than three weeks after a 7.8 magnitude quake left more than 8,000 people dead.

The quake struck at a depth of 19 kilometres, 84 kilometres east of Kathmandu near the town of Namche Bazar.

There are reports of tremors being felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, as well as Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

It comes after speculation last week that the stress that caused an earthquake in the country in April might not have been fully released. 

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