Nepal Struck by 6.3-Magnitude Earthquake

The country is still reeling from deadly April 25 earthquake.

ByBY ABC NEWS
May 16, 2015, 10:28 AM

— -- A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal Saturday as the country was still recovering from previous earthquakes in recent weeks.

The tremor occurred 15 miles north of Ramechhap, about 50 miles east of the capital of Kathmandu and south of Mount Everest, according to the United States Geological Survey. There was no immediate word on damages.

The earthquake follows the deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake from April 25 that killed over 8,200 people. Further activity, including a 7.3-magnitude earthquake, happened Tuesday, killing 117 people.

Relief crews have also died amid the rescue efforts. Nepal’s army said Saturday that all eight bodies from a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission were recovered. The wreckage of the UH-1 Huey was found Friday after the chopper -- which carried six Marines and two Nepali soldiers -- went missing on Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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