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By Alastair Jamieson

The massive earthquake that shook Nepal on Tuesday was the second deadly disaster to rock the country in little over two weeks.

A major 7.8-magnitude quake struck on April 25, killing at least 8,150 people and injuring more than 17,860 as well as destroying 600,000 homes.

Cameras captured the dramatic moments when it struck, creating panic in the streets and triggering mountain avalanches.

It was the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal since 1934, and was followed by a series of aftershocks.

In addition to direct damage, the quake has left the country at severe risk of landslides.

The continued tremors prevented many aid flights from landing the country’s single airport in Kathmandu, slowing the relief effort.

U.S. Marines were among the international teams delivering aid in Nepal in recent days.

A NASA device the size of a suitcase was used to detect the heartbeats of four people hidden under the rubble, leading to their rescue. The gadget is called FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response), and it employs an algorithm similar to the one NASA uses to measure the orbit of satellites circling Jupiter and Saturn.

A 101-year-old man was among the survivors rescued eight days after the April 25 disaster.

Doctors fear the spread of water-borne diseases as tens of thousands of victims sleep outdoors.