An earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu, the US Geological Survey said, and witnesses said some buildings in Kathmandu had collapsed.
The massive earthquake killed nearly 1,900 people, flattened buildings and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.Tremors were also felt in north and east India.
People vacate offices after tremors were felt in Kolkata. (Photo by @Itsanindita on Twitter)
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a collapsed building is seen in Nepal's capital Kathmandu. (AP Photo)
People walk past collapsed buildings at Lalitpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries. (AFP Photo)
Rescue members and onlookers gather at the collapsed Darahara Tower in Kathmandu. (AFP Photo)
A damaged road after a powerful earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Special Arrangement)
People gather near a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Special Arrangement)
Damage caused by the earthquake at Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)
Rescue members move the body of a victim from the collapsed Darahara Tower in Kathmandu. (AFP Photo)