A US rescue team official with a sniffer dog searches for survivors at a collapsed house in Kathmandu May 12, 2015, after an earthquake struck. A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit has devastated Nepal, sending terrified residents running into the streets in the capital Kathmandu, according to witnesses and the US Geological Survey. The quake struck at 12:35pm local time in the Himalayan nation some 83 kilometres (52 miles) east of Kathmandu, more than two weeks after a 7.8-magnitude quake which killed more than 8,000 people. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMA
A major earthquake hit a remote mountain region of Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 42 people and injuring more than 1,000, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the Himalayan nation was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.