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7.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Nepal, Damage Reported – 25 April 2015

image from http://earthquake.usgs.gov
image from http://earthquake.usgs.gov

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck 80km east of the city of Pokhara, Nepal, the US Geological Survey said. Some buildings have reportedly collapsed in the capital, Kathmandu. Witnesses say that the tremors were also felt in India.

Shortly after the earthquake, the USGS raised the initial 7.5-magnitude of the quake to 7.9.

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