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Another 7.4 Earthquake Hits Nepal

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Type: EarthQuake
3 hours ago
Magnitude: 7.4
DateTime: 2015-05-12 02:05:20
Region: 80km east of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Depth: 14
Source: GeoScience Australia

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Oh hell.... :whaat: Was CERN firing up again???

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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's Home Ministry has raised the death toll from the latest quake to at least 42, while saying another 1,117 people had been injured.

The magnitude-7.3 quake hit hardest in remote mountain districts northeast of the capital of Nepal, terrifying a nation already shell-shocked by a more powerful quake on April 25 that killed more than 8,000 and flattened entire villages.

Information was slow to reach the capital after Tuesday's quake, but officials and aid workers said they expected the death toll to almost certainly rise.

The Health Ministry said rescuers had managed to pull three people to safety in the capital, while another nine were rescued in the district of Dolkha.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. 

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A U.S. search-and-rescue team was seen leaving its hotel in central Katmandu a few hours after the quake and was believed to be headed for Dolakha. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Katmandu said three U.S. military aircraft were taking 20 U.S. personnel, including 18 urban search-and-rescue team members, “to conduct initial assessments in Charikot,” the seat of Dolakha district.

The search teams -- including firefighters from Los Angeles County and Fairfax County, Va., who deployed after the April 25 quake -- were originally scheduled to depart Nepal on Monday but have delayed their departure and were responding to Tuesday’s tremor under the direction of Nepalese authorities, U.S. officials said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter providing assistance in the wake of the Nepal earthquake is missing.

Navy Capt. Chris Sims says the Huey was conducting disaster relief operations near Charikot, Nepal, on Tuesday.

The aircraft is part of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469. U.S. officials would not say how many people were on board the helicopter.

The incident is under investigation.

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U.S. Marine helicopter conducting disaster relief operations in Nepal went missing Tuesday, the same day a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the country, killing dozens.

"On May 12, at approximately 10 p.m. JST, a UH-1Y Huey with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 in support of Joint Task Force 505 was declared missing while supporting Operation Sahayogi Haat," CNN quoted U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Sims as saying in a statement.

The aircraft had up to eight people on board, including six Marines and two Nepalese. The cause of the disappearance is under investigation.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2015/05/12/US-Marine-Huey-helicopter-missing-in-Nepal/3131431453914/?st_rec=3501431477162

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Somehow reminds me of the big Japan quake... They were hit with larger sized twin quakes before the big one came along...

Hopefully this is the last one but there's no denying the region is really unstable.

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