| May 12, 2015
Another strong earthquake strikes Nepal.
A strong, 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Kathmandu Tuesday afternoon sent buildings swaying, an unwelcome reminder that the earthquake threat is not over in Nepal.
According to early reports, at least 32 people died as a result of the quake. It came just three weeks after a 7.9-magnitude temblor hit the country, killing more than 8,000 people.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was roughly 50 miles east of the capital in Kathmandu, near the China border. In Kathmandu, the quake sent buildings swaying and rubble flying from high atop structures. People fled buildings and rushed the streets as the minute-long earthquake rumbled. Several were heard praying and wondering aloud about loved ones.
Medical Teams International has had a team on the ground for more than two weeks. They are all accounted for and safe. MTI will continue its mission of assessing rural health needs and treating earthquake-related injuries and illnesses.
On Wednesday, MTI will send two urgent assessment teams to affected areas. These will be remote and mountainous areas that were, even before the latest quake, deemed worthy of further assessments. Follow MTI's blog, website and Twitter account
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