Another earthquake, 7.3 in magnitude, struck Nepal yesterday, just weeks after an even stronger quake devastated large areas of the country.

According to the US Geological Survey the epicentre of Tuesday's earthquake was located 47 miles east of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and is the largest aftershock to date following the magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake that hit on April 25.

Several aftershocks hit in the same area shortly after the main quake occurred yesterday afternoon, all with a magnitude of 5.0 or higher.

Nepal's Home Ministry reported dozens were killed and more than 1,000 were injured, according to the Associated Press.

Cleanup efforts from April's earthquake are likely to face major setbacks following this newer earthquake and associated aftershocks.

The death toll from April's earthquake has risen past 8,000. That number will continue to rise following Tuesday's earthquake.

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