What areas were affected by the Nepal earthquake?

What areas were affected by the Nepal earthquake?

Where did the 2015 Nepal earthquake strike? The epicenter of the magnitude 7.8 quake was near Lamjung, about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu. The quake was felt throughout central and eastern Nepal as well as parts of India, Bangladesh, and southern Tibet.

Which Indian states were affected by Nepal earthquake?

Tremors were felt in the neighboring Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, in the National capital region around New Delhi and as far south as Karnataka. Damage was extensive in northern Bihar and minor damage was also reported from parts of Odisha.

How many states in India feel the tremors of earthquake in Nepal?

Shaking was felt in northern parts of India including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Tremors were felt as far as about 2,400 km away from the epicenter in Chennai….May 2015 Nepal earthquake.

UTC time 2015-05-12 07:05:19
Max. intensity VIII (Severe)
Aftershocks 5.7Mw on 2015-05-16 11:34:10 (UTC)
Casualties 218 dead 3,500+ injured

What caused the Gorkha earthquake?

Causes. On 25 April 2015 a 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal in Asia. The earthquake occurred on a convergent collision plate boundary between the Indian and Eurasian plates. The focus was only eight kilometres deep and the epicentre was just 60 kilometres north-west from the capital Kathmandu.

How big was the earthquake in Nepal in 2015?

On 25 April, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake racked Nepal. A second major earthquake of 7.3 magnitude struck on 12 May 2015, causing further death, injuries and devastation among the affected population. The two earthquakes together have claimed over 8 000 lives and injured more than 16 000. million

Which is the most affected district in Nepal?

million A total of 35 districts have been affected, 14 severely: Gorkha, Dhading, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Ramechhap, Okhaldunga, Sindhuli and Makwanpur.

What did people do after the earthquake in Nepal?

Those at the high camps were soon airlifted to Base Camp, and all the climbers either hiked off the mountain or were flown out to other locations. Immediately after the quake, the Nepalese government declared a state of emergency, and soon nearly the entire Nepalese army was assisting in rescue and recovery work.

What was the death toll in the 1934 Nepal earthquake?

That magnitude-6.9 event resulted in the deaths of 1,500 people. A magnitude-8.0 earthquake in 1934, however, killed approximately 10,600 people. Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. Subscribe today