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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Posted by feww on April 25, 2015

UPDATED

M7.9 quake, major aftershock, strike ESE of Lamjung, Nepal

Centered at 28.131°N, 84.649°E the quake struck at a depth of 15.0 km, USGS/EHP reported.

At least four significant aftershocks, with the largest  measuring 7.1Mw, have followed as of 07:13UTC.

The quakes, which occurred 81km NW of Kathmandu, may have caused mass casualties and large scale damage.

Tremors were felt the Indian capital Delhi as well as other cities throughout northern India.

According to the USGS models, estimated fatalities may be as many as 1,000, with the economic losses estimated at up to $1.o billion.

Aftershocks as of 07:14UTC
nepal quakes emsc-csem-org
Source: http://www.emsc-csem.org

 Details of Mainshock [USGS/EHP]

Magnitude: 7.9Mw
Location: 28.131°N 84.649°E
Depth: 15.0 km
Time: 2015-04-25 at 06:11:26 (UTC)

Nearby Cities:

  • 29km (18mi) ESE of Lamjung, Nepal
  • 53km (33mi) NNE of Bharatpur, Nepal
  • 68km (42mi) ESE of Pokhara, Nepal
  • 79km (49mi) NW of Kirtipur, Nepal
  • 81km (50mi) NW of Kathmandu, Nepal

 

2 Responses to “Powerful Earthquake Strikes Nepal”

  1. Mitch said

    you’re right about the Gogoli at google!
    searched the internet about 4 hours after the above was posted but the weasels hadn’t listed it.
    found the post via Bing.com

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