Nepal experiences second earthquake in less than three weeks

Kyle Heim

After Kathmandu, Napal’s capital city, was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25, it was struck again Tuesday by a 7.3 earthquake.

At least 68 people have died from the most recent tremor and more than 1,000 are injured, CNN reported.

The first earthquake killed more than 8,000 and was more than three times bigger and 5.6 times stronger, in terms of energy released, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The 7.3 earthquake struck about 9.3 miles deep, the USGS said.

The Nepal Student Association at Iowa State set up a fundraising website to donate to the Red Cross after the first earthquake struck. The association raised more than $700 in donations. 

Once again, many residents of Kathmandu have lost their houses as a result of the most recent tremor and have been left searching for shelter, food and water.