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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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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

 

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