Strong tremors were felt in Kathmandu, according to US Geological Survey.
Panic-stricken people ran out of their houses in the capital city.
The epicentre of the quake was 16 kilometres from Kathmandu.
African Parks officials said this will be the largest elephant translocation to take place in Africa. They hope the elephants will thrive in the new location & that their population will expand to as many as 800 elephants within five years.