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Earthquakes in Nepal

Major Earthquakes in Nepal

Earthquakes in Nepal
Description :Map showing the epicentres of major earthquakes occured in Nepal.  

*We specifically create maps that have a magnitude of 6 or more on the Richter Scale.

Nepal Earthquake News and Updates

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal
Nov 19, 2015 -
The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu was shaken by a 5.3 magnitude on Thursday morning. As per the National Seismological Center, the quake was an aftershock of the 7.9 magnitude quake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. The jolt was felt at 9.30 am in the Kathmandu valley and neighbouring districts. According to media reports, the number of aftershocks after the Great Quake has reached to 408.

Nepal earthquake: All eight bodies recovered from wreckage of missing helicopter

Kathmandu- May 16, 2015 (03:34 PM, UTC): Authorities said that all the eight bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of the missing helicopter. As per media reports, the helicopter which was delivering aid in quake-hit Nepal, had gone missing on Tuesday. Six Marines and two Nepalese armed forces members were on board the helicopter. The wreckage was found in Dolakha district on Friday. An army spokesperson, Jagadish Pokhrel, said that the bodies are not recognizable. The Nepali and American armies are currently investigating the matter.


M5.5 Aftershock in Nepal, Minor Tremors Felt in Bihar, Bengal
Kathmandu- May 16, 2015 (01:34 PM, UTC):The epicenter of today's aftershock was at a depth of about 10 kilometres in Nepal's Dolkha, which lies in the same faultzone that has been experiencing several aftershocks since April 25, 2015.


Wreckage of the missing helicopter found near the Chinese border

Kathmandu- May 15, 2015 (05:34 PM, UTC):A US team has identified the wreckage of the helicopter that had gone missing in Nepal. The wreckage was found near the Chinese border. The helicopter, which had two Nepalese army soldiers and six Marines on board, was assisting in the earthquake rescue efforts in Nepal. As per media reports, three bodies have been recovered and it is believed that the five other people on board the helicopter have also died. Nepal’s defence secretary has said that as the helicopter had broken into pieces, there is no chance that any of the people on board would have survived.

Nepal Earthquake: Ronaldo did not donate £5million, says Save the Children

Kathmandu- May 14, 2015 (05:31 PM, UTC) :Reports claiming that Cristiano Ronaldo had donated £5million to ‘Save the Children’ to help victims of Nepal earthquake are not true, the charity has stated. However, the organization has said that it thanks Ronaldo and other influential people for the support that they have extended in creating awareness about the situation in the country. Ronaldo had also urged his fans on social network sites to support Save the Children in its endeavor to help the victims of quake-hit Nepal.


Five aftershocks jolt Nepal

Kathmandu- May 14, 2015 (12:06 PM, UTC) : Nepal was jolted by five aftershocks today spreading panic among people. The tremors, which were recorded near Kathmandu, measured between 4 and 5 on the Richter scale. No damages have been reported. As per latest reports, the death toll in the earthquake, which struck Nepal on Tuesday, has climbed to 100.

Season monsoon rains can trigger more landslides

Kathmandu- May 13, 2015 As Nepal reels from the deadly earthquake, authorities have warned that landslides pose a menace. It is believed that the seasonal rains would further trigger landslides. Geologists are trying to identify the villages, valleys and towns that are at a risk. Authorities have also said that some families will have to be moved to safer areas.

36 aftershocks of above 4 magnitude rock Nepal

Kathmandu- May 13, 2015:  At least 36 aftershocks, including five on Wednesday alone, were recorded in Nepal following Tuesday's 7.3-magnitude earthquake. (Source: IANS)

U.S. helicopter missing in Nepal, search continues

Kathmandu- May 13, 2015 (8:23 AM, UTC): A U.S. military helicopter that was assisting in disaster relief in quake-hit Nepal has gone missing. The helicopter had eight people on board, including six U.S. Marines and two Nepalis. A search has been launched for the helicopter. As per media reports, the helicopter lost contact on Tuesday near Charikot, which is located around 45 miles east of Kathmandu. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said as per radio transmissions the crew of the helicopter was having fuel problems before it went missing.

Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises to 65

Kathmandu- May 13, 2015 (05.55 AM, UTC) : At least 65 people have died and around 1,988 injured in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Tuesday, as per Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center. Reports said that 34 people were killed 101 seriously injured in the district of Dolakha. The deputy leader of the Norwegian Red Cross team, Ranveig Tveitnes, said that many houses in Chautara had survived the first earthquake on April 25 but collapsed on Tuesday. WBPB

Fresh earthquake kills 57 in Nepal, 10 in India 

Kathmandu/New Delhi- May 12, 2015 (09.00 PM, UTC) :At least 57 people were killed and over 1,000 others injured when a massive earthquake and 14 aftershocks shook Nepal on Tuesday causing panic in the Himalayan nation which is still recovering from the devastating April 25 temblor. (Source:IANS)

Nepal earthquake: Cristiano Ronaldo donates £5million

May 12, 2015 (05.30 PM, UTC):Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has donated £5million to help the victims of the devastating Nepal earthquake. As per media reports, Ronaldo donated the money to the organization Save The Children. The footballer has also asked his fans to donate money for the victims of the earthquake.

Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises to 36

May 12, 2015 (04.00 PM, UTC): The death toll in the massive earthquake that hit Nepal today has risen to 36. As per reports, more than 1,000 have been injured and rescue helicopters have been sent to districts that are located east of Kathmandu. Around 20 people died in Charikot, which lies 80 km northeast of Kathmandu. Officials said that out of the country’s 75 districts, 31 had been affected.

36 killed as fresh earthquake rocks Nepal 
Kathmandu, May 12 (01.30 PM UTC) At least 36 people were killed and 1,129 were injured when a massive earthquake shook Nepal on Tuesday causing panic in a country which was still recovering from the devastating April 25 temblor.(Source:IANS)

Earthquake Affected Places In Nepal
May 12, 2015 (12.30 PM UTC) : Namche Bazar, Chautara Town (east of Kathmandu), Nuwakot Valley (northwest of Kathmandu), Dolakha, Mrigu and Ramechhap.

Second earthquake measuring 6.3 hits Nepal 
May 12, 2015 - After being hit by the first earthquake, Nepal suffered yet another quake of magnitude 6.3 on Tuesday afternoon. The second earthquake followed after a gap of half an hour. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake is 33 km (21mi) from Ramechhap and 83km (52mi) east of the capital city of Kathmandu. Tremors were reportedly felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and southern China.

Earthquake of magnitude 7.4 hits Nepal; tremors felt across Northern India

May 12, 2015 - An earthquake measuring 7.4 in Richter Scale hit Nepal at around 1 pm local time. The epicenter of the earthquake is 68 km west of Namche Bazar near Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey. Tremors were felt across large swathes of North India, including Delhi. Just weeks ago, a 7.8-magnitude quake killed over 8,000 people.

Death toll may reach 10,000, says Nepal PM

April 29, 2015: The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, has said the death toll could reach 10,000. As per media reports, the government is yet to access the full scale of the damage as information from far-flung towns and villages is yet to come in. Meanwhile, officials are finding it tough to reach many remote villages and offer aid to the stranded villagers.

Nepal Earthquakes: More than 5,000 confirmed dead; government declares three-day mourning

April 29, 2015: As more than 5,000 people fell prey to the earthquakes that shattered Nepal on April 25, the government declared a three-mourning on Tuesday, April 28. More than 6,500 people were reportedly injured. According to the reports from UNICEF Australia, more than eight million people have been affected by the earthquake including one million children. Meanwhile, a huge amount of aid continues to come into the country through its only international airport in Kathmandu.

Nepal Earthquakes: Fresh tremors felt in Kathmandu; death toll touches 4010

  • Nepal’s capital city suffered a jolt once again on Monday evening. While the number of casualties rose to 4,010, the Home Ministry statement revealed that more than 7500 people have been injured in the quake-hit Nepal.
  • According to media reports, the hospitals are running short on supplies although aid groups and at least 16 nations have sent aid and workers to Nepal.
  • In another development, no information has been received about seven Irish people following the earthquake. 

Nepal Earthquake: Death toll rises to 4,000

April 28, 2015: The death toll in Nepal has soared to 4,000 and it is expected that it could cross 5,000. Meanwhile, crisis is looming in Nepal as the nation is facing shortage of food, water and medicines and electricity. The UN food agency has said that it is preparing a large-scale aid operation and the first plane will arrive tomorrow. 

Nepal Earthquake: Death toll reaches 3,726

April 27, 2015: The death toll in the devastating earthquake in Nepal has reached 3,726. The earthquake has had a devastating effect on the economy of the country. Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist for the Colorado-based consultancy services IHS, said that the long-term cost of rebuilding the nation can cost approximately 20 percent of Nepal’s GDP. Meanwhile, the government of Nepal has appealed to the international community for more help as the nation is short of everything.

Kathmandu, 11.52AM, April 27 (IANS)The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal on Monday rose to 3723, with the worst-hit Kathmandu Valley alone accounting for 1202 fatalities.

Kathmandu,10.16 AM, April 27 (IANS)More than 150 mountaineers are still stranded in two camp sites of Mt. Everest following a powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday.

Kathmandu, 08.30 AM, April 27 (IANS)

Hundreds of thousands of people spent a second night out in the open here and elsewhere in Nepal as the death toll in the devastating earthquake crossed 3200 on Monday.

Nepal Earthquake: Death toll rises to 3,218

At least 3,218 people have died in the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday. As per media reports, aftershocks continued on Sunday spreading panic among the people. An avalanche struck a base camp at Mt Everest where around 200 people are believed to be missing. The aftershocks have hampered rescue efforts and also periodically closed airports.

Nepal Earthquakes: Thousands in need of shelter; rescue workers face challenges

April 27, 2015: Continued aftershocks, loss of power in certain parts of the country and a completely crippled transport network have made it difficult for development workers to search for earthquake survivors and reach out to them with essential supplies. With close to 20,000 houses being razed to ground due to the earthquake, which killed more than 2,400 people, thousands are left homeless.

According to local authorities, thousands are living in open spaces demanding shelter and water.

It is a grave concern for the Nepalese government as they are not able to get enough information on Gorkha district, which has borne the maximum brunt. According to reports, two helicopters had been deployed to rescue people, with 223 people confirmed dead. 

Nepal Earthquake: People cremate the dead

Shell-shocked people of Nepal cremated the dead and also searched through the rubble for the missing on Sunday.  The terrified screams of the anguished and the cawing of crows added to the despair. Already more than 2,400 people have died but officials say it is still unclear how much the death toll will rise. Kathmandu bore the brunt as the earthquake destroyed large areas of the city with at least 1,152 deaths reported. Among the destroyed buildings in the city was Dharahara Tower, a UNESCO-recognized historical monument. The building was reduced to rubble and reports say that people are still trapped underneath.

Nepal Earthquakes: Google executive killed; 12 Britons feared dead

  • The official reports have confirmed that the death toll in Nepal has crossed 2400. According to a home ministry spokesperson, the death toll has gone up to 2,463 and around 5880 people have been injured.
  • Around 12 British travellers are among the hundreds feared dead after being caught up in the earthquake and Everest avalanche.
  • Google executive Dan Fredinburg died from head injuries when the avalanche hit his base camp of Mount Everest.
  • Meanwhile, the bodies of 17 climbers were recovered from the base camp and around 100 climbers were feared trapped.
  • The Kathmandu airport has been reopened for rescue operations.

Nepal Earthquake: Possibility of widespread rains and thunderstorms

As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise, the weather department has predicted that widespread rains and thunderstorms will trigger further landslides.  It is expected that there is a possibility that the eastern part of Nepal may witness isolated heavy thunderstorm activity on April 27 and 28.  Meanwhile China, Australia, Japan and New Zealand are trying to locate their citizens in Nepal. China has chartered flights to bring back home around 683 Chinese tourists stranded in the country. Australia has already contacted more than 200 of its citizens while Murray McCully, the foreign Minister of New Zealand says that 110 nationals have been accounted for. 

Nepal Earthquakes: Death toll touches 2200; aftershocks create further damage

April 26, 2015 - Official reports  claimed that the death toll has touched  2200 mark. According to media reports, 1,053 people are killed in the Kathmandu Valley alone. India, which faced the cascading effect of Saturday’s earthquake(Kodari was the epicenter), witnessed at least 57 deaths. Around 17 people in Tibet and two in Bangladesh have been killed.

A tunnel reportedly caved in at the Trishuli Hydel Project in Sunday’s aftershock, which measured 6.7 on Richter scale. Around 60 labourers are feared trapped.

Within minutes after the first aftershock in Sunday, Nepal was jolted by second aftershock measuring 5 in magnitude.

Moreover, 19 bodies have been recovered from the Everest base camp. 

Nepal Earthquake: Death toll crosses 2,000

April 26, 2015 - The death toll has crossed 2,000 while more than 4,500 are reported to be injured in the deadly earthquake that struck Nepal.  The government of Nepal has intensified rescue efforts but rescuers had a tough time as blocked highways and lack of equipment hampered their efforts. In many places people had to use their hands to dig out survivors.

Dinesh Chaudhary, a paramedic at Kathmandu’s Bir Hospital said, the hospital had received around 350 patients with serious injuries, however, most of them had died.  At daybreak on Sunday, people, too afraid to return home, could be seen loitering about in parks and streets in Kathmandu strewn with rubble.

Another earthquake jolts Nepal; rescue operation intensifies

April 26, 2015 - Even before Nepal could get back on its feet after a devastating earthquake on Saturday, the Himalayan nation suffered yet another jolt on Sunday afternoon as it was hit by an aftershock (low-intensity earthquake after a major one) measuring 6.7 on Richter Scale. Panic returned on the streets of Kathmandu as people were seen running in shock. A wall of an old house next to mine reportedly collapsed.

Meanwhile, teams from all over the world are heading to Nepal to help in rescue operation. Teams from UK are also set to join the relief effort.

Nepal Earthquake: Aid starts coming in as Canada pledges $5 mn

April 26, 2015 - Aid has started pouring in for Nepal, which was hit by one of the most devastating earthquakes in recent years. India has sent Air Force planes with 43 tons of relief materials, which include tents and food supplies. More than 200 rescue workers have also been flown in. Canada has also pledged $5 mn aid for Nepal. Meanwhile, Nepal is grappling with the situation. Hospitals in Kathmandu were overcrowded and running out of medical supplies. Many hospitals were also running out of rooms for storing dead bodies. Many roads have also been blocked because of landslides, which also hampered rescue efforts. As per latest reports, at least 1,910 people have died and the death toll is expected to climb. 

Nepal Earthquake: More than 1,800 dead

April 26, 2015 - More than 1,800 people have been killed in Nepal earthquake. Four flights have returned from Kathmandu with stranded Indians. Officials in Nepal put the number of deaths at 1,805.

Nepal earthquake: More than 1,300 dead

April 26, 2015 - A powerful earthquake in Nepal has killed more than 1,300 people, mostly in Kathmandu and the surrounded valley. 4279 people have been injured in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has also flattened the historic center of city.

Nepal earthquake: More than 1,000 dead

April 25, 2015 - More than 1,000 people have reportedly died in a devastating earthquake in Nepal. A state of emergency has been declared across the country and Bamdev Gautam, deputy prime minister of Nepal, has appealed for humanitarian assistance. As per reports, around 18 climbers died on Mount Everest after the earthquake triggered an avalanche and many are still feared trapped.  It is believed that 634 people have died in Kathmandu Valley and around 300 in the capital of Nepal. The effects of the earthquake were also felt in other countries. More than 36 people have died in India, while 12 have died in China, four in Bangladesh and six in Tibet.  

Nepal Earthquake: More than 750 dead; international airport suffers damage

April 25, 2015 - More than 750 people have reportedly died in a most devastating earthquake that hit Nepal since 1934. The earthquake of 7.9 magnitude, which hit large parts of Nepal on Saturday, has left the capital city of Kathmandu shattered with homes collapsing into rubble. At least 200 feared trapped under the  historic Dharahara Tower that collapsed. The earthquake also caused damage to Nepal's only international airport, which is hindering relief efforts.

Nepal earthquake death toll climbs to 688

April 25, 2015 - At least 688 people are feared dead in the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. The devastating earthquake destroyed many buildings in the country. Most of the casualties were reported from the Kathmandu Valley and it has been estimated that more than 181 people have died in the capital of Nepal. Meanwhile 20 people have been killed in India and two have died in Bangladesh.

Nepal Earthquake: 108 dead, hundreds injured

April 25, 2015 - The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, has killed more than 100 people and injured hundreds. According to the initial reports, the death toll stood at 108. Reports of widespread damage have been confirmed by a senior government official. According to him, the entire Nepal has been hit and the damage is not confined to some areas of the country. Helicopters were deployed to gauge the sense of the damage. In fact, the powerful quake also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest.

Massive earthquake hits Nepal, tremors felt in parts of North India

April 25, 2015 - Nepal was struck by a massive earthquake on Saturday noon. As per media reports, the earthquake of 7.5 magnitude has caused widespread damage in the country but there is no word yet on any causalities. The United States Geological survey said that the epicenter of the earthquake was located in Lamjung in Nepal. Scared people could be seen gathering in the middle of an intersection in Kathmandu to avoid falling debris. The tremors were felt as far as Delhi, the capital of India. Buildings experienced tremors for more than a minute and panic-stricken people could be seen rushing out of their homes and offices. Tremors were also felt in other north Indian cities such as Patna, Lucknow, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, and Cuttack. 

Important Links : Nepal Map | Nepal District Map | Nepal Road Map  | Kathmandu Map

Indian Embassy Help Line numbers in Kathmandu, Nepal
+977-98511-07021 and +977-98511-35141

24-hr control room numbers in MEA of India
+91 11 2301 2113, +91 11 2301 4104 and +91 11 2301 7905

Emergency Numbers in Nepal

Name Telephone Numbers
Police Control 100
Police Emergency Number 4228435/4226853
Metropolitan Police Range (Kathmandu) 4261945/4261790
Metropolitan Police Range (Lalitpur) 5521207
Metropolitan Police Range (Bhaktapur) 6614821
Paropakar Ambulance Service 4260859
Lalitpur Redcross Ambulance Service 5545666
Bishal Bazar Ambulance Service 4244121
Redcross Ambulance Service 4228094
Agrawal Sewa Centre 4424875
Aasara Drug Rehabilitation Center 01-4384881

Hospital and Other Numbers in Nepal

Name Telephone Numbers
Nepal Eye Bank 4493684
Nepal Eye Hospital 4250691
Tilganga Eye Hospital 4423684
Bir Hospital 4223807/4221988
Nepal Police Hospital 4412430/44122530
TU Teaching Hospital 4412404/4412505
Maternity Hospital 4253276
Teku Hospital 4253396
Patan Hospital 5522278/5522266
Bhaktapur Hospital 6610676
Mental Hospital 5521333
Kanti Children Hospital 4414798/4427452
Kathmandu Model Hospital 4240805
B&B Hospital 5533206
Medicare National Hospital 4467067
Medicare National Hospital - Ambulance 4467067
Nepal Orthopaedic Hospital 4493725
Kathmandu Medical College (Teaching Hospital - Sinamangal) 4476152
Nepal Medical College (Teaching Hospital - Jorpati) 4486008
Kantipur Dental Hospital, Maharajgunj 4371603
Kantipur Hospital, New Baneshwor 4498757
Hospital and Research Centre 4476225
Norvic Hospital 4258554
Martyr Gangalal National Heart Centre 4371322/4371374
Life Care Hospital 4227735
Miteri Hospital 4280555/4222305
Capital Hospital 4244022
Shree Satya Sai Centre 4498035
Bhaktapur Redcross 6612266
National Kidney Centre 4429866/4426016
Fire Brigade 101
Blood Bank 4225344

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District wise Earthquake severity Map of Nepal

District-wise severity of earthquakes in Nepal

Map showing the District wise severity of Earthquakes occured in Nepal in April 2015