A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4. has struck northeast Nepal, with shaking felt in Kathmandu and parts of China, India, Bhutan and Bangladesh, seismologists and residents are reporting. The earthquake, which happened at 5:20 a.m. local time in Nepal on Monday, was centered about 18 kilometers (11 miles)

northwest of Namche Bazaar in Nepal’s Sagarmatha Zone. It struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), making it a shallow earthquake. Both the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre have put the preliminary magnitude of Monday’s earthquake at 5.4. READ MORE