An aftershock with a 6.7 magnitude hit the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, leaving a total death toll in Nepal of more than 4,000 people, according to the Associated Press.
There have been over 100 devastating earthquakes and aftershocks following the initial 7.8 earthquake on Saturday, according to the Associated Press.
“The aftershock sparked screams and sent terrified people into the streets of Kathmandu,” according to the Associated Press. “At the city’s airport, the floor rolled with tremor.”
About 7,180 people were injured in the quake, and tens of thousands of people have been left homeless, according to the Associated Press.
“The U.S. pledged an initial $1 million in humanitarian aid, and on Sunday, it deployed a military C-17 Globemaster aircraft carrying 70 personnel, including a response team, a search-and-rescue team and journalists,” according to NBC News.
Several nations have pledged to send help, and additional aftershocks are expected.
“For several minutes, the ground shook violently, houses collapsed, roads cracked, centuries-old temples and other historical monuments tumbled and an avalanche swept down the slope of Mt. Everest, engulfing mountaineering camps,” according to the Associated Press.
The earthquake is the worst to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in over 80 years, according to The Washington Post.
By Saturday night, at least 1,130 people were pronounced dead in Nepal. A total of fifty people also died in India, Tibet and Bangladesh, according to the Associated Press.
“Residents ran out of homes and buildings in panic,” according to the Associated Press. “Walls tumbled, trees swayed, power lines came crashing down and large cracks opened up on streets and walls.”
Ready.gov, a website associated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said to expect aftershocks in Nepal.
“These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks or even months after the quake,” according to ready.gov.