Nepal: Another Deadly Earthquake Strikes Country, Epicenter Near Everest

PHOTO: U.S. rescue team officials with a sniffer dog search for survivors at a collapsed house in Kathmandu on May 12, 2015, after an earthquake struck.PlayPrakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images
WATCH Nepal Faces Another Devastating Earthquake

A major earthquake struck Nepal today, just weeks after the country was devastated by a deadly quake, that left 36 dead and over 1,000 injured.

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The 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of 11.5 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey.

It was followed closely by at least five aftershocks measuring from magnitude 5.6 to magnitude 6.3.

The epicenter of the earthquake is located near the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount Everest and about 47 miles east of the capital of Kathmandu.

In Kathmandu, today's quake sent people rushing outside of their homes into the streets. Police gave no immediate estimate on damage.

“Felt like walking on deck of boat as we made way to safety,” Rose Foley, a UNICEF official based in Kathmandu, wrote following the earthquakes.

PHOTO: An image released by the United States Geological Survey shows the location of an earthquake in Nepal, May 12, 2015.USGS
An image released by the United States Geological Survey shows the location of an earthquake in Nepal, May 12, 2015.

The earthquake activity followed an April 25 earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 8,000 people.

PHOTO: People run into the streets after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Nepal as the country recovers from last months devastating earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 12, 2015.Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
People run into the streets after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Nepal as the country recovers from last month's devastating earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 12, 2015.

Indian Embassy spokesman Abhay Kumar said some buildings in Kathmandu collapsed, but he gave no further details about how many or where they were.

Experts say the April 25 quake caused extensive structural damage even in buildings that did not topple, and that many could be in danger of future collapse.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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