AP, By Binaj Gurubacharya, April 25
A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu and the U.S. Geological Survey says it expects heavy damage.
Early reports from Kathmandu say some houses have been damaged and walls toppled.
There is no immediate word on casualties.
The quake hit around noon Saturday and was also felt in neighboring India as well as in Pakistan.
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India has announced it has mobilized its resources to help devastated Nepal.
“As directed by Prime Minister, we have mobilized all resources to support Nepal. We have at present diverted three aircraft and two helicopters to carry NDRF team, doctors, food, water and medicine among others to Nepal,” Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar told PTI news agency.
About 1,000 climbers, including 400 foreigners, had been at camp or on Everest when the quake hit.
The Guardian: Nepal quake kills more than 1,000 and spreads terror on Everest
AP: Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake
Indian Express: This one was big but The Big One is yet to come, say experts
India Today: Earthquake LIVE updates: Toll touches 1000 in Nepal, 34 in India
Washington Post: An earthquake felt across South Asia
Washington Post: More than 1,500 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal
Washington Post: Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal – Slideshow.
The Guardian’s Live Blog
Earthquake-Report.com: Deadly earthquake Nepal – At least 2,345 people killed, many thousands more injured
Earthquake-Report.com: Deadly earthquake Nepal 25/04/2015 – Archived part nr. 1 (mainshock and thereafter)
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