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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Aftershock Hits Nepal As Death Toll Exceeds 2,100

© REUTERS / Navesh ChitrakarEarthquake in Nepal
Earthquake in Nepal - Sputnik International
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake aftershock took place in Nepal on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The aftershock happened some 78 kilometers (48 miles) east of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

On Saturday, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the region, causing major destruction. Numerous aftershocks have since been registered.

Collapsed building is seen in Nepal's capital Kathmandu - Sputnik International
Number of Nepal Quake Victims Exceeds 2,000
More than 2,100 people were killed in Nepal in the disaster, including dozens of Mount Everest climbers who died in an earthquake-triggered avalanche, according to the latest available data. In neighboring India, over 50 people have been confirmed killed.

A total of more than 6.6 million people reside in areas affected by the earthquake, according to the United Nations. Thousands remain unaccounted for.

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