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Live Reporting

Josephine McDermott and Victoria Park

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    That brings us to the end of our live coverage of the second earthquake to hit Nepal in two weeks. For updated news, refer to our main story.

  2. Doctors for Nepal

    Charity providing medical care to isolated communities

    Images of Nepal earthquake taken from a helicopter

    tweets: Another #EarthquakeInNepal shocking images from helicopter heading towards #Everest region

  3. Death toll rises to 42

    The death toll has risen to 42, according to Nepalese officials.

    It posted a of the deaths on Twitter.

  4. 'Few fatalities, many casualties'

    The British Red Cross says at the charity's hospital in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal, the Norwegian team has reported "few fatalities and many casualties" from Tuesday's second earthquake.

  5. 'They saw enormous landslides and buildings collapse beneath them'

    Dr Kate Yarrow is a gynaecologist preparing to go to Nepal with charity Medecins Sans Frontieres:

    "This morning our first fully trained doctor whom we sponsored, was flying with MSF via helicopter towards the Everest region to help those affected by the initial earthquake on April 25. Two minutes away from the designated landing area, they saw enormous landslides and buildings collapse beneath them."

  6. Foreign teams helping injured

    US Embassy Nepal tweets: U.S. teams are conducting active search-&-rescue operations + U.S. military are flying injured to KTM for treatment #WeStandWithNepal

  7. Post update

    A collapsed building in Kathmandu

    More pictures are coming in of buildings which collapsed in Tuesday's earthquake.

  8. Journalist Bhrikuti Rai


    Nepal Army arrive at Gongabu, Nepal

    tweets: Nepal Army arrive at Gongabu where three houses have collapsed. Rescue teams checking for survivors #NepalQuake

  9. Akanksha Saxena, BBC producer in the Delhi bureau

    posts this photo on Instagram:

    A remote village in Nepal completely destroyed by the earthquake

    akanksha_saxena writes: A remote village in Nepal completely destroyed by the earthquake on 25th April. People are living in fear and the relief and rebuilding hadn't even begun in many places. Now the earthquake and landslides strike again. #nepalearthquake

  10. 'My nerves are shot for the time being'

    James Oglethorpe and his family, originally from East Sussex, lives in Kathmandu: "The first one I was in the car, the second one outside and this one working at my desk which I got under. It felt as though a giant had hold of the house and shook and shook and shook it, everything shaking and swaying. The ground is still moving as though we are on jelly. My nerves are shot for the time being. Thankfully we are all safe.

    "My son works for the UN and is walking home, my wife has been out but is coming home. We are putting up tents on the waste ground beside our house, which we did after the last one. We'll sleep out there tonight. Our house does look ok, in the local neighbourhood some walls are down and a six storey block of flats has major cracks. It is probably compounded damage since the last time."

  11. More than 1,000 injured

    Medics console each other at a Police Hospital in Kathmandu

    Medics are pictured consoling themselves at a police hospital in Kathmandu. More than 1,000 people have been injured in the latest quake.

  12. 'It felt like a gentle rocking motion as if on a boat'

    Richard Jones is in Kathmandu and experienced today's earthquake: "We are staying about 2km from the centre of Kathmandu. Today's earthquake was quite shallow compared to the major quake a few weeks ago. It felt like a gentle rocking motion as if on a boat. I had been at the Annapurna Base Camp when the bigger earthquake happened, 3,500 metres up in the mountains.

    "This one felt a lot less dramatic and I didn't feel at any risk as we were in open space. It lasted 40 to 45 seconds as opposed to previous aftershocks that lasted around five to 10 seconds. There are modern buildings where we are with massive cracks in them - they look like they are ready to go."

  13. Sleeping outside

    Temporary shelter in open ground seen from above before the earthquake

    Temporary shelter could be seen in Kathmandu from above on Tuesday, before the earthquake hit. The numbers sleeping outside are now expected to rise again.

  14. 'I can't believe there's been another big one'

    Jessica Bloor from Shropshire, who works at the British School in Kathmandu, told the BBC: "Obviously we know what [earthquakes] feel like now. Luckily I was in an apartment which was well constructed and I just got under the coffee table and waited for it to be over.

    "I've been into Kathmandu today and things seem to be a bit more normal now. There's people camping out still in the central park, but I can't quite believe there's been another big one."

  15. Anup Kaphle, Senior Foreign Editor @BuzzFeed


    tweets: So many in Kathmandu had moved into their homes finally. Today's quake has dragged them out again. #NepalEarthquake

  16. Search for victims

    Nepalese armed police search for victims after a house collapsed

    Nepalese police are searching for victims after a house collapsed in the capital.

  17. Building shelters

    Simon Cox

    BBC News, Kathmandu

    People trying to build makeshift shelters

    People in Kathmandu, who are afraid to go back inside buildings, are trying to build makeshift shelters.

  18. Operating when quake hit

    Yuvraj Agrawal is an orthopaedic surgeon from Sheffield volunteering at a hospital in Dhulikhel near Kathmandu: "I was operating on a lady's foot from the earthquake on 25 April when all it started shaking. Instruments started to drop off the table... The patient, 23, lay under spinal anaesthetic, unable to move from her legs down. She remained calm without moving any muscle.

    "She said: 'I'm thinking of my parents who survived the previous earthquake and are now living in a tent in Sindhupalchowk'. I couldn't leave my patient, so I stayed with her.

    "We've been trying not to react to the multiple aftershocks since then. The hospital is very busy, we've had lots of patients come in but no lost lives. We have suspended planned operations and have five orthopaedic theatres running back to back. Since 25 April, things had slowly been getting back to normal, but this afternoon it has been non-stop."

  19. 'Triggered by stress changes'

    Jonathan Amos

    BBC Science Correspondent

    Image caption: Nepal sits on a continental collision zone. This is how the ground moved in the previous quake

    The epicentre this time is about 80km (49 miles) east-north-east of Kathmandu, halfway to Everest. On 25 April, the big quake began 80km to the north-west of the capital. In April, we saw the fault boundary rupture eastwards for 150km (93 miles). And the immediate assessment suggests Tuesday's tremor has occurred right at the eastern edge of this failure.

    In that sense, this second earthquake was almost certainly triggered by the stress changes caused by the first one. Indeed, the US Geological Survey had a forecast for an aftershock in this general area. Its modelling suggested there was 1-in-200 chance of a M7-7.8 event occurring this week.

  20. Exams moved outdoors

    Indian students sit an exam outside

    Tremors from Tuesday's quake were felt as far afield as India. In this picture, college students in Siliguri, West Bengal state, are reported to be taking an exam outdoors.

  21. 'Duck, cover and hold'

    Abinash, Biratnagar, Nepal: DUCK, COVER AND HOLD. I am an engineer by profession & shared the ways to be safe from earthquake with many fellows but at the moment when earthquake is felt, the panic created within everyone makes their mind nil. Nearby, I saw everyone running haphazardly shouting & crying on the way to my home.

  22. Doctors for Nepal

    Charity providing medical care to isolated communities

    tweets: Dr Lalit was in air with MSF heli above Namche (#EarthquakeAgain) trying to land; saw houses broken, landslides: lots of landslides..

  23. 'Not safe to stay inside'

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    People carrying people on a stretcher

    Saurav Regmi took this photo in Basundhara, Kathmandu, and says: "Hospital workers were shifting patients to roadside temporary tents. After the Tuesday quake, it is not safe for anyone to stay inside the already cracked buildings."

  24. Delhi aftershocks 'horrendous'


    Dev, Delhi, India: The aftershocks of the earthquake felt today at New Delhi were quite horrendous as people ran out of their high-rise buildings towards open spaces - though the potential damage caused by this current earthquake in New Delhi or parts of northern India were quite negligible. However, I feel grief-stricken thinking about the crisis that has fallen upon the innocent children and people of Nepal.

  25. Death toll increases

    Geeta Pandey

    BBC News, Delhi

    The Nepalese government tells the BBC the number of dead has risen to 29, with 1,006 injured. It says 31 of the 75 districts are affected.

  26. 'It felt like we were on a swaying boat'

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    Cars blocking a road

    British tourists Richard Jones and his friend, James Watson, were on the way to the immigration office in Kathmandu when the latest quake hit. "The taxi driver didn't have control of the steering as if he was being forced down a slalom course. We shouted at him to stop in an area that was safe. Getting out it felt like we were on a swaying boat. Roads were jammed and the local drivers behaving erratically. We ended up walking back across the city."

  27. Subel

    Af-Pak bureau chief for @dpa news wire

    tweets: Interior Ministry says more than a dozen people are already dead in #Nepal #EarthquakeAgain. Several landslides triggered due to the quake.

  28. 'Another three nights under the open sky'


    Sandesh Shrestha, Kathmandu, Nepal: And just when we thought the worst part was over, Mother Earth sought to crush our hopes. At first we thought it was another normal aftershock, but then it started shaking harder. Within seconds everyone was across the streets, away from the taller buildings. The water inside the "dhungedhara" (stone water tap) was shaking violently as well and the top of an old building, already cracked, went down. It seems we'll be spending another three nights under the open sky.

  29. 'Psychological damage'

    Former Nepal correspondent Charles Haviland said the earthquake will have caused "psychological damage".

    "That sense of returning normality with aid being delivered to villages and people finding reasons for a bit of optimism, a bit of cheer in their lives, suddenly that sense of security I think will be knocked quite badly."

  30. 'The screaming of the people frightened me'


    Shalav in Bouddha, Kathmandu: This was a real big one and I was having lunch with my co-workers when we all ran. It was the screaming of the people and the noise of the earth, building and windows shaking that frightened me the most. No casualties near my place though, I just hope the rest of my country is like that.

  31. Post update

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    collapsed building with lots of timber

    The United World Schools team messaged us on WhatsApp; they are currently searching for people trapped in collapsed buildings (like the one above) in the community of Baga, around 20km (12.5 miles) from the epicentre.

  32. 'More anxiety and fear'


    Roshan Kumar, Kathmandu, Nepal: It feels more new quakes are coming to us rather than only aftershocks. People are already terrified and this adds to more anxiety and fear. The buildings that'd cracked and loosened earlier are bound to fall and [I] have heard many houses have collapsed...

  33. Concern for children

    Residents evacuate onto a street minutes after the earthquake

    Kent Page from Unicef tells the BBC he was in a school in Kathmandu assessing damage when the quake hit. He said: "We thought the school was going to collapse. People were very, very scared. It was scary for me. I can't imagine what it's like for children who have now been through two earthquakes. We are very concerned about the children of Nepal."

  34. Impact in Tibet

    The quake was felt very strongly in the Tibetan town of Zhangmu near the border with Nepal, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports.

    A police rescuer in the town told reporters he saw rocks rolling down the mountains, blocking roads. He also saw large landslides on the Nepalese side. So far there have been no reports of casualties in Tibet.

  35. Death toll

    Nepal's Information Minister Minendra Rijal tells the BBC that 16 people have died and 846 people have been injured in Tuesday's earthquake.

  36. 'Nepali security forces working to rescue elderly woman'

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    Naya Bus Park, Nepal, after the earthquake

    @kashishds tweets: This building collapsed in Naya Bus Park today's quake; Nepali security forces working to rescue elderly woman inside

  37. 'Fending off mosquitoes'

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    People gathering round a fire

    Anukram Adhikary messaged the BBC to say: "The earth shook for what felt like eternity. All of my family and the neighbours are now all crammed up in our backyard, making fire to fend off mosquitoes."

  38. Anup Kaphle, Senior Foreign Editor @BuzzFeed


    tweets: For #NepalEarthquake news today, follow @svbel, @kashishds, @kundadixit, @salokya who are on the streets and tweeting great information.

  39. Death toll

    At least 14 people have died in Nepal's latest quake - including five in Sindhupalchowk, the district to the east of Kathmandu that reported the most deaths in the 25 April earthquake, Nepalese officials say.

    In neighbouring India, at least five people have been killed, Reuters news agency reports.

  40. 'We ran outside our house'

    Jackson Subedi is an aid worker in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal: "We are safe but the earthquake this time was also dangerous. We could just run outside our house. I saw a nearby wall collapse and it injured one relative of ours. We don't know if this is an aftershock or another devastating quake."

  41. Six major aftershocks

    There have been six large aftershocks in Nepal since the 7.3-magnitude struck. Six of them were magnitude 5.0 or higher, according to the US Geological Survey. One of them, 31 minutes after the first tremor, was of magnitude 6.3.

  42. 'Felt in Pakistan'


    Aamir, Lahore, Pakistan: I was sitting in a Lahore office, and I felt shockwaves. I contacted a friend in Nepal and they told me, it is a 7.4 quake. On the news sites I have seen people... saying it is felt in Delhi, India, but it was also felt in Pakistan.

  43. Emotional toll

    Residents comfort each other in central Kathmandu

    Nepalese people had been dealing with daily aftershocks since 25 April. Tuesday's 7.3-magnitude earthquake has taken a great emotional toll on already frightened residents.

  44. 'We're now experiencing an aftershock'

    Dr Nabin Sinjali is working at the hospital in Ramechhap, Nepal: "We're now experiencing an aftershock. The earthquake was very strong and we are now outside the hospital and are frightened.

    "The hospital had been partially damaged in the earlier earthquake a few weeks ago; this damage has now increased. We are having to use a tent outside the hospital and have injured people coming here for treatment."

  45. 'Living in fear'

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    Student Rupak Raj Sunuwar sent us this message on WhatsApp: "We people living in Kathmandu Valley are living with fear and this earthquake has just increased it. We are on the 4th floor... Smaller aftershocks are also felt clearly at such height."

  46. Before the quake

    Before Tuesday's quake, Nepal had been returning to a semblance of normality, as the BBC's Justin Rowlatt reported, even though buildings were still listing and thousands were sleeping in tents and under tarpaulins in Kathmandu.

  47. 'Everything was trembling'

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    A WhatsApp user sent us this message: "Quakes tremors also felt in Rupandehi district of Bhairahawa area. But no one is hurt. Thanks to God we are safe."

  48. Tents on the streets

    Red Cross tents, Kathmandu

    Kashish Das Shrestha sent us this photo of the tents on the streets of Kathmandu.

  49. 'Hopefully this will bring out the best in all Nepalese'

    Bibush Amatya, a post-grad doctor in Kathmandu, says: "This one was unexpected. We had resumed normal outpatient services at the dermatology department of Tribhuvan University, Teaching Hospital, Maharajganj. At the time, I was giving a presentation on skin biopsy techniques. The presentation was about to end when we were hit by tremors that lasted close to 25 seconds.

    "All the inpatients went out in the open. There was crying and wailing all around. And comforting too. The scale of the damage in nearby multi-storied buildings and the Himalayan Bank, Maharajgunj branch, is obvious. We need to unite in this time of national crisis. Hopefully this will bring out the best in all Nepalese. When all is done and dusted, we Nepalese will rise again."

  50. 'It's happening again'

    Yogita Limaye

    BBC News, Baluwa,

    west of Kathmandu, reports: "We were in an open place surrounded by mountains. I heard a cry of 'It's happening again'.

    "Rehabilitation has not really started yet. People are still living in temporary structures."

  51. 'More than 300 injured'

    More than 300 people have been injured, according to Kathmandu police, Reuters news agency reports.

  52. 'A lot of panic'

    Olivia Lang, Kathmandu

    BBC News

    There was a lot of panic when it struck. There have been several aftershocks recently but when people were standing outside, this time it kept on going.

    It wasn't just a concern here, but a lot of people who work in Kathmandu have relatives in villages who have been hard hit by the previous earthquake.

  53. 'It's making the life of the normal people really hard'


    Ashish Sharma, Kathmandu, Nepal: When the capital city started to return to its normal activity, the country shook again. It's making the life of the normal people and daily bread earners really hard.

  54. Streets filled

    People fled to the streets in Kathmandu when the tremors were felt

    When the tremors were felt, people poured into the streets of Kathmandu. Kashish Das Shrestha tweets people are scared again.

  55. 'Viber Out' service free for Nepali users

    Follow the BBC's Nepal Viber service:

    Charlotte Panther,, says: "Following the latest earthquake in Nepal, 'Viber Out' is free for Nepali users. This means that all domestic and international calls to mobile and landline numbers are free for the next 48 hours. We hope this will help those trying to reach friends and family in the region at this difficult time. We will continue to monitor the situation to provide the best help that we can."

  56. What we know so far

    • A powerful earthquake has hit Nepal, but early reports suggest it has not been as deadly as the one last month which killed 8,000 people
    • At least four people are dead and an unknown number injured, aid agencies say
    • In Kathmandu, thousands of people ran into the streets in panic and at least one four-storey building collapsed
  57. #PrayForNepal is also trending on Twitter

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @Johnzeeel tweets: Nepal hasn't recovered yet from the earthquake 2 weeks ago and it strikes again #PrayForNepal

    @naveendadhich26 tweets: Thoughts and prayers go out to all victims in the Nepal earthquakes and their families, Stay Strong! #PrayForNepal

    @biPAULArDENICE tweets: Me and Inang talking about Nepal's 2nd earthquake made both of us sad. #PrayForNepal

  58. 'Dust blew over Kathmandu'

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    Dust rising over Kathmandu

    Bishal, east of Lalitpur in Kathmandu Valley, sent this WhatsApp message to the BBC World Service's Outside Source programme: "I was on a motorcycle. The bike shook violently. My friend on another motorcycle fell down. We could see the dust blowing out all over. From where I was I could see the whole of Kathmandu."

  59. 'Back to open spaces'

    People move outside with basics

    Kashish Das Shrestha in Kathmandu tweets: After another major quake after April 25, people now moving back out to open spaces again with basics.

  60. #earthquake trending on Twitter

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @anuragc0309 tweets: #earthquake Dear God,we do want our country to b like Japan but not in terms of frequent earthquakes.

    @iankitmani tweets: felt #earthquake again today.what is happening THIS all. doesn't matter how much we r developed we can't win over nature BACK TO NATURE

    @zainanwar tweets: By the time I reached the ground from my 12th floor office, the #earthquake and the aftershocks were both over. #EarthquakeAgain #Fatproblem

  61. 'Houses have completely collapsed'

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    Dr Nabin Sinjali from Ramechhap, Nepal, sent us a WhatsApp message: "I am a medical doctor working in one of the remote district of quake-hit areas of Nepal. I was examining an older patient during today's tremor when everyone in our hospital started to cry and ran out as soon as possible. We are outside now in open space. There are still small tremors. We are frightened!!!"

  62. Kathmandu airport reopens

    FlightRadar24 tweets: Flights are landing and taking off from Kathmandu Airport again after earlier closure due to earthquake.

  63. Collapsed building in Naya Bazaar, Thamel, Kathmandu

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    Naya Bazaar, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Alexia McKenney sent the BBC this photo of a fallen building and crowds of people standing in a road shortly after the earthquake.

  64. Map of quakes

  65. 'Praying for my home country'

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @Pukukarki tweets: Praying for my home country #Nepal from so far away in #Australia @JulieEMcKay @UNWomenAust

  66. Building collapse

    Four-storey building collapses

    Nepali Times editor Kunda Dixit tweets: "This 4-story block went down in Kathmandu, pedestrians thought to be underneath."

  67. 'Tremors are still happening now'

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    Abhaya in Nepal felt the earthquake: "I was in my room. It went on for 30 to 40 seconds. Mum and I ran outside. It was scary. Everyone came out of their houses. There was a big aftershock. Tremors are still happening now. I'm back in my house and I'm safe now."

  68. 'Earthquake felt in Kolkata'

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    WhatsApp user: "Hello. Today's earthquake was felt in Kolkata too. People panicked. No damage or loss in this area. Buildings were evacuated for some minutes until normality returned."

  69. Airport closes

    Kathmandu airport has been closed, the AFP news agency reports.

  70. 'Anxiety and panic'

    Simon Cox, Kathmandu

    BBC News

    "The birds started squawking and swirling around. People were all out on the streets. The aftershock caused anxiety and panic and people started crying."

    After the progress that has been made since 25 April, this "re-sets everything back to day one".

  71. 'There are around 1,000 people near me'

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    Bheshraj Devkota in Nepal says: "I am safe here, but I feel terrified. I felt this quake harder than the previous quakes. Maybe this is because we are feeling the hit psychologically after having experienced the quake before. There are around 1,000 people near me. My hometown is Chitwan, the central region. I'm worried about my family members. I have called and texted them, but haven't heard anything back."

  72. 'Just started to feel safe'

    Gemma Gillie from Save the Children in Kathmandu

    tells the BBC the quake felt like it "went on forever". She said everyone ran onto the roof of the building she was in, as they have in recent days because of aftershocks.

    "We realised it was much stronger than anything we've had since 25 April. It was pretty terrifying.

    "People had just started to feel safe. People are too terrified to go inside now."

    "I can't begin to imagine how the Nepalese people have been affected by this," she added.

  73. People running

    People ran into open space

    People in Kathmandu ran into open spaces when they felt the tremors from Tuesday's quake. Many had been so fearful of aftershocks they slept outside for days after the last quake on 25 April.

  74. 'Help on hand'

    Simon Cox, Kathmandu

    BBC News

    There are a lot of search-and-rescue teams still in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, who will be on hand to help.

  75. 'Many injured, several killed'

    Norway's Red Cross says there have been "many injured, several killed''. Medical staff have been helping at a 60-bed hospital in Chautara in central Nepal since 25 April. The hospital has already received new patients.

  76. 'School shaking'


    Bibek Chalise, Gaindakot, Nawalparasi, emailed the BBC to say: This earthquake was terrifying. I was at my school, the entire school started shaking. It was long, devastating and dangerous. Thank god that no one was hurt badly at my place.

  77. 'Reports of landslides'

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    Kashish Das Shrestha tweets: Like April 25, damages and losses will be significantly severe outside of KTM city. Already reports of landslides and fatalities coming in.

  78. 'Everyone in fear'

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    Biut Raj Thapa tweets: I am at Chitwan right now, south of Kathmandu where there is almost zero damage. But everyone is in fear & "mental quake".

  79. Quake felt in Delhi

    Sanjoy Majumder

    BBC News, Delhi

    The earthquake was felt in the Indian capital. Shaking of nearly half a minute sent people panicking onto the streets in Nepal. The epicentre of this quake is much closer to Everest, but the previous quake brought the climbing season to a close so at least, for the time being, there are no trekkers.

  80. 'Strong quake'

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    Unicef's Rose Foley tweets: Strong quake. We sheltered under tables as building shook. Felt like walking on deck of boat as we made way to safety #NepalEarthquake

  81. Quake hit near Mount Everest

    map showing quake epicentre - Namche Bazar - 12 May 2015

    The latest tremor, with a magnitude of 7.3, hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest. It was felt as far away as the Indian capital, Delhi, as well as Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital.

  82. Second major earthquake strikes Nepal

    A second major earthquake has struck Nepal, two weeks after the first. Stay with us for the latest updates - reports from our correspondents, analysis and your reaction from around the world.

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