Another devastating earthquake registering 7.3 has hit SE Kodari, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, just weeks after another megaquake took the lives of 8,000 people, sending shock waves to already fearful, panic-stricken residents, out into the streets screaming and crying:
“Seconds after a 7.3 magnitude aftershock shook Nepal on Tuesday, Nepalis again rushed into the streets, crying, screaming, searching desperately for open ground — and their loved ones.” (source: WashingtonPost.com)
Parliament politicians fled for their lives from their government seats, homes already weakened from the April 25, 2015 MegaQuake, totally collapsed, and mountain slides of flying dirt and dust with rocks slid onto villages.
Reports of 68 lives lost and climbing with 1117 injuries in both Nepal and Northern India.
Missing U.S. UH-1Y “Huey” helicopter:
Also reported is a missing U.S. helicopter with 6 U.S. Marines and two onboard Nepalese soldiers who were conducting a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations near Chariokot, 45 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital.
“According to Army Maj. Dave Eastburn, a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Command, the UH-1Y “Huey” helicopter was carrying two Nepali soldiers and six U.S. Marines when it was declared missing while conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.” (source: WashingtonPost.com)
Search and rescue operations for the helicopter have been suspended for the night and expected to resume Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
WATCH 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal Bhaktapur Kathmandu AGAIN 12 May Nepal Parliament Video
27.837°N 86.077°E depth=15.0 km (9.3 mi)
“The May 12, 2015 M 7.3 Nepal earthquake (SE of Zham, China) occurred as the result of thrust faulting on or near the decollément associated with the Main Himalayan Thrust, which defines the interface between the underthrusting India plate and the overriding Eurasia plate to the north. At the location of this earthquake, approximately 80 km to the east-northeast of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, the India plate is converging with Eurasia at a rate of 45 mm/yr towards the north-northeast – a fraction of which (~18 mm/yr) is driving the uplift of the Himalayan mountain range. The May 12, 2015 event is the largest aftershock to date of the M 7.8 April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake – known as the Gorkha earthquake – which was located 150 km to the west, and which ruptured much of the decollément between these two earthquakes.” More… (source: Earthquake.usgs.gov)
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Pray for Nepal:
Please pray for the country of Nepal and her people that they may come to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ and bring peace to her country.
- And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. (Luke 21:11)
Be safe. Be Blessed.