Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Second major quake hits ravaged Nepal

Nepal has suffered a major magnitude 7.4 earthquake just two weeks after the devastating magnitude 7.8 quake hit the west of the country.

It hit this morning in the eastern region of Nepal, around 80km east of the capital Kathmandu, at a depth of 15km and was followed by a magnitude 6.3 aftershock.

Media reports suggest more casualties and major damage while the country remains in a critical state of recovery from the 25 April quake.

Engineers working with charities have been deeply involved with the initial response to the first quake in which more than 8,000 people were killed.

  • NCE has spoken to an engineer out in Nepal who is calling for the recovery effort to focus on rapidly educating locals on safely salvaging or demolishing buildings as aid struggles to reach everyone. More to follow…

 

 

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.