A strong earthquake has struck Nepal on Tuesday, two weeks after the country was devastated by a massive tremor that left more than 8,000 people dead and thousands more homeless.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the recent seismic event registered a magnitude of 7.4 and was detected around 42 miles from the town of Namche Bazar, located near Mount Everest and the country's border with neighboring Tibet.

The tremor was also felt in Dhaka in Bangladesh and New Delhi in India.

As of the moment, there is no confirmed number of casualties in Tuesday's earthquake, but reports say at least six people have died in the event.

Officials in the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh said two people died during the tremor, while two others were injured.

In Tibet, a man was reported to be seriously injured in the county of Gyirong. Soldiers have been dispatched to search for casualties in the town of Gyirong after several buildings in the area collapsed.

The tremor has also caused widespread panic among the residents of Nepal, especially in the capital of Kathmandu which was one of the hardest hit last month.

"You could feel it really strongly. You could feel it went on for about 25 seconds - the ground was shaking, the birds started squawking, you could feel the buildings shaking," Simon Cox, a foreign reporter who was staying in Kathmandu, said.

"There was another aftershock and people were all out on the street. That aftershock really added anxiety and panic. People started crying."

Yogita Limaye, another foreign correspondent, said that the tremor lasted for "a pretty long time."

"I can completely understand the sense of panic," she said. "We have been seeing tremors: it's been two and a half weeks since the first quake."

Limaye added that Tuesday's earthquake felt like it went on for a very a long period. She said the people in the area were terrified.

Video footage from Lekha Yadav on Youtube shows the events before and during Tuesday's earthquake, while Singhgurpreet was able to capture the devastation it left in Nepal.

The USGS said the epicenter of the earthquake was located 52 miles east of the capital, striking a rural area near Nepal's border with China. It struck at a depth of about 11.5 miles beneath the ground.

The destructive quake that hit Nepal on April 25 had a magnitude of 7.8 and was centered in western Nepal. It had a depth of about 9.3 miles, making it a shallow and more destructive earthquake.

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