An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck central Nepal today, about 50 miles west of the capitol city of Kathmandu, causing extensive damage and killing an estimated 970 people in Nepal, India, Tibet and Bangla Desh. Aftershocks as high as 6.6 have been reported. At least 539 people in the Kathmandu valley were killed. Ten people were killed by an avalanche that struck the base camp at Mount Everest. This quake is the largest recorded in Nepal since the 8.0 magnitude quake of 1934.
Read more at the Hindustan Times, The Times Of India, The Telegraph, The New York Times, BBC News, Z News and BDNews24.
UPDATE: The links are now indicating a death toll varying from 1000 to 1500.