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Deadly Earthquake Devastates Nepal

Posted by feww on April 25, 2015

UPDATED

About 500 killed, many more injured

The deadly quake that struck about 77km (48mi) NW of Kathmandu earlier today has been confirmed as a magnitude 7.8Mw shock, said USGS/EHP.

The powerful quake, and more than a dozen aftershocks, have claimed about 500 lives and left many more injured, according to Nepalese officials.

“Hundreds of people are feared dead and there are reports of widespread damage to property. The devastation is not confined to some areas of Nepal. Almost the entire country has been hit,” said a senior diplomat at Nepal’s embassy in New Delhi, India.

According to revised estimates by USGS, the total no of fatalities may be between 1,000 and 10,000.

“Red alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. High casualties and extensive damage are probable and the disaster is likely widespread. Past red alerts have required a national or international response,” said USGS/EHP.

The estimated economic losses have also been revised to between $1 and $10 billion.

“Estimated economic losses are 9-50% GDP of Nepal,” said USGS/EHP.

EQ Revised Details

Magnitude:  7.8Mw
Location: 28.147°N 84.708°E
Depth: 15.0 km
Time: 2015-04-25 06:11:26 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 34km (21mi) ESE of Lamjung, Nepal
  • 58km (36mi) NNE of Bharatpur, Nepal
  • 73km (45mi) E of Pokhara, Nepal
  • 76km (47mi) NW of Kirtipur, Nepal
  • 77km (48mi) NW of Kathmandu, Nepal

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Deadly Quake Destroys 2 Villages in SW Iran

Posted by feww on April 9, 2013

Dozens of villagers killed and hundreds more injured after M6.3 earthquake strikes SW Iran

The mainshock, centered at 28.500°N, 51.591°E, struck at a shallow depth of about 10km, Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 11:52:50 UTC, USGS/EHP reported.

  • The quake struck about 89 km (55 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran,  south of the country’s nuclear power station; however, the nuclear plant was not damaged, officials have said.
    • “The earthquake in no way affected the normal situation at the reactor, personnel continue to work in the normal regime and radiation levels are fully within the norm,” an spokesperson for Atomstroyexport, the Russian company which built the facility, told RIA Novosti.
  • Mainshock was followed by at least two dozen aftershocks, 12 of them measuring larger than 4.0Mw including 7 ≥ 4.5Mw, as of posting.
  • The quake swarm has killed at least 32 people, injuring more than 850 and affecting at least 10,000 people in 50 villages.
  • At least 2 villages were leveled by the shocks.
  • Tremors were felt throughout the region, shaking high-rises in Dubai, Doha, Manama and parts of Saudi Arabia, according to local reports.

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN)

Earthquake Fatalities in Iran

  • Last 10 years: About 32,000
  • Last 50 years: ~ 130,000
  • Since 856 AD: ~ 500,000

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