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BREAKING: 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, just weeks after an even stronger quake devastated large areas of the country.

The epicenter of Tuesday's earthquake was located 76 km (47 miles) east of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was able to be felt in the nearby countries of India, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, according to reports from the USGS.

This earthquake is considered to be a shallow earthquake, having a depth of only 15 km (9.3 miles). Shallow earthquakes of this nature typically cause more damage than those of a similar magnitude at a greater depth.

According to the Associated Press, "Norway's Red Cross, which was helping people from the April 25 earthquake at a 60-bed hospital in Chautara in central Nepal, said on Twitter in Norwegian that there were "many injured, several killed" and added that their hospital tents already has gotten patients."

Several aftershocks hit in the same area shortly after the main quake occurred at 12:50 p.m. local time (3:05 a.m. EDT).

This 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit closer to Mount Everest than the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country on April 25.

It is possible that this could have triggered more avalanches around the Mount Everest area. However, at this time there have been no confirmed reports of new avalanches.

Cleanup efforts from April's earthquake are likely as a result of this newer earthquake and associated aftershocks.

The death toll from April's earthquake has risen past 8,100. That number is likely to rise more following Tuesday's quake.

Continue to check back with as more information becomes available about this major earthquake.