A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,000 people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.
A massive earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck 80 km east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, causing some buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, witnesses said.
There was no immediate word on casualties.
Although Bahrain is in no danger of having its own earthquake because it is a "zone zero" area, experts said buildings in the country are strong enough to withstand any tremors due to their high wind-resistant structure.
Tremors were felt across Bahrain yesterday (April 16) for the second time in a week after a massive earthquake struck Iran, a report said.
Thousands were evacuated from high-rise buildings in the Seef District, the Diplomatic Area