Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Several aftershocks were felt after the strong 7.3 earthquake jolted different parts of Bangladesh including the capital city Dhaka on Tuesday.
No casualty or damaged were reported immediately.
The magnitude 7.3 earthquake was felt at 1:05:19 in Bangladesh, reports the US Geological Survey (USGS).
The epicentre of the earthquake was in 18km south-east of Kodari in Nepal, the USGS added.
Panic-stricken people rushed out of their houses and office buildings for safety.
The first aftershock measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale was felt at 1:36:53 which epicenter was 33km NNE of Ramechhap in Nepal, according to the USGS.
The US Geological Survey measured the second aftershock 5.0 on the Richter scale. It was felt at 2:06:07 and its epicenter was 34km S of Kodari in Nepal.
The third one was felt at 2:13:54 which magnitude was 5.1 on Richter scale and centred at 19km SW of Kodari in Nepal.
The last one was felt at 2:21:10. Its magnitude was 5.2 on Richter scale and epicenter was 28km SSE of Kodari in Nepal.
BBC adds: A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed in a devastating quake.
The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest.
The US Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 7.4. An earthquake on 25 April, centred in western Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8.
The latest tremor was felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, as well as Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Strong tremors were felt in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, which was badly damaged in last month’s earthquake.
“This is a really big one,” Prakash Shilpakar, the owner of a craft shop in Kathmandu, told the Reuters news agency.
Reports said people rushed from buildings in Kathmandu as the quake struck at 12:35 local time (07:50 GMT).
The epicentre of the latest earthquake was 83km (52 miles) east of Kathmandu, in a rural area close to the Chinese border.
It struck at a depth of 18.5km (11.5 miles), according to the US Geological Survey.
CNN adds: A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than three weeks after a quake devastated large areas of the Himalayan nation.
The earthquake Tuesday was centered in eastern Nepal, near the border with China, at a depth of about 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles), the USGS said.
The magnitude 7.8 quake that hit Nepal on April 25 killed more than 8,000 people.
The epicenter of new earthquake was about 83 kilometers from Kathmandu, the Nepali capital where many buildings were destroyed in the earlier quake.
Manesh Shrestha, a CNN producer, was with a group of people helping to clear debris in a town outside Kathmandu when the new quake struck.
He said it caused damaged houses to start to collapse.