Deadly Nepal Gorkha/Kodari earthquakes - 8,902 people dead + 250 missing & list of names

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BOTH NEPAL EARTHQUAKES FATALITIES UPDATE (latest numbers Nepal, China, Bangladesh and India combined):  8902 (8674 M7.9 + aftershocks and 228 M7.4 and aftershocks)

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New massive further damaging earthquake / aftershock in the Kodari area, Nepal
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Update 26.05.2015 07:00 UTC:

Over the past 5 days, the death toll has completely stabilised in Nepal.

The death toll from the 1st earthquake has now totalled 8510 in Nepal (and 164 in other countries) and the 2nd earthquake totalled 163 in Nepal (and 65 dead in other countries.

The missing toll is now down to 199 in Nepal. Of these, around 170 were in affected earthquake regions. In addition, 80 foreigners remain missing.

This means that unfortunately the death toll from both quakes in all countries is 8674 + 228 (8,902). 

Of these around 600-1000 were from landslides and non-shaking building collapse fatalities.

Update 21.05.2015 07:00 UTC:

Good news overnight - the missing count has reduced by 38 to 237.

Attached are the death tolls over time from the 25th April until now, as counted. Please note the 25th April includes 21 deaths from various aftershocks.

It looks as though the death toll has stabilised and we hope that many of the missing are found safe and well. Around 7300-7800 of the deaths were due to shaking and collapse of buildings, with around 500-1000 through landslide and other secondary effects.

Death tolls as counted by Nepal Police and NEOC through CATDAT for the 25th April and 12th May earthquakes for Nepal

Death tolls as counted by Nepal Police and NEOC through CATDAT for the 25th April and 12th May earthquakes for Nepal

Update 20.05.2015 09:54-12:00 UTC:

The Death Toll List is now available for download from Nepalese Police including 8307 names (55% female, 45% male) -

Death Toll List - 20.05.2015

25th April 2015 Quake:  (8632 deaths, 240 missing)

Deaths:

  • Nepal = 8471 dead (30% male, 38% female, 15% male child, 17% female child); + 21 in other aftershocks..
  • India = 130 dead (Jagran, Patna Daily)
  • China = 27 dead
  • Bangladesh = 4 dead

Missing:

  • Nepal = 276 people are missing according to Nepali Police as of 19.05.2015
  • China = 3 people are missing (presumed dead).

12th May 2015 Quake:  (218 deaths, 3700+ injured)

Deaths:

  • Nepal = 153 dead  (missing unknown)
  • India = 62 dead (Jagran, Patna Daily)
  • China = 1 dead
  • Bangladesh = 2 dead

Injured:

  • Nepal = 3275 injured 
  • India = 200 injured
  • China = 3 injured
  • Bangladesh = 150 injured

Update 20.05.2015 08:00 UTC: 334,000 students have had their classrooms destroyed, and an additional 137,000 students have had majorly damaged classrooms and 260,000 students with minorly damaged classrooms.

Schools will likely combine classes and use other methods to ensure that schooling goes on in affected locations.

In total, 337 students were killed, with counting still to be finished with some school age deaths not accounted for in the death statistics currently as students.

CLICK BELOW FOR A FULL SUMMARY OF THE DAMAGED DATA FROM NEOC AND NEPAL POLICE:-

Update : Update May 19-data of Damaged Schools -

Update : OCHA (UN) highlights
- Ministry of Information and Communications announced cabinet’s endorsement of a short-term relief package which includes a 15,000 Nepalese rupees grant (approximately US$150) for people to build temporary shelter before monsoon season.
- Local authorities request a flexible approach to shelter assistance, taking into consideration differences in traditional housing. Minimum shelter standards were developed to guide responders.
- UN General Assembly emphasizes the importance of integrating a gender perspective into the earthquake response.
- Humanitarian partners consider increased roll-out of cash programming in remote communities with functional markets.

Update : The Ministry of Local Development has banned the construction of buildings over two-storeys tall until mid-July. The ministry has also put on hold the approval of new house designs for the same period. This has been confirmed. This is due to the amount of illegal and non-building code compliant construction that has been seen through the earthquake damage.

Update : According to NEOC :- Government has Banned Construction of greater than two story buildings throughout Nepal - this will need to be verified.

Update : The following is a full summary of the latest numbers:

25th April 2015 Quake:  

Deaths:

  • Nepal = 8456 dead (30% male, 38% female, 15% male child, 17% female child); + 21 in other aftershocks..
  • India = 130 dead (Jagran, Patna Daily)
  • China = 27 dead
  • Bangladesh = 4 dead

Missing:

  • Nepal = 281 people are missing according to Nepali Police as of 18.05.2015
  • China = 3 people are missing (presumed dead).

Of the 8442 deaths and 281 missing in Nepal, many of the missing (likely deaths) are from landslide areas. Landslides have caused around 8-10% of fatalities, trying to piece together information from news reports.

The total deaths for the 25th April 2015 Quake including missing total 8617 + 284  (ca. 8900 possibly)

Injured:

  • Nepal = Other numbers from NEOC indicate 101,182 injured (total of all earthquakes).    17886 injured (18.05.2015 Nepali Police estimate) - these are classed as serious injuries;  From removing the 12th May injured, and taking the 17886 injured as heavy injuries; ca. 79000 slight injuries have occurred in addition.

 

12th May 2015 Quake:  (213 deaths, 3500+ injured)

Deaths:

  • Nepal = 148 dead  (missing unknown)
  • India = 62 dead (Jagran, Patna Daily)
  • China = 1 dead
  • Bangladesh = 2 dead

Injured:

  • Nepal = 3159 injured 
  • India = 200 injured
  • China = 3 injured
  • Bangladesh = 150 injured

Update : Tracking the death toll for the last 3 and a half weeks, the count now seems quite stable, and follows a normal death toll increase, thus we can be quite confident there are no "abnormal" jumps like we saw in Haiti 5 years ago.

The final death toll will likely be around the 9000-9500 fatality mark. A terrible, terrible event and the 37th most deadliest earthquake since 1900.

DeathTollinNepalCATDAT

Update : In Nepal, 141 deaths and 3142 injured have been reported from the 12th May earthquake.

Update : From the 25th April earthquake and other aftershocks, 8426 deaths have been reported ( up 77 from 36 hours ago)

Update : UN assembly adopts resolution on 'Strengthening emergency relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction' in Nepal
The Nepal Earthquake Flash Appeal launched by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stands at $423 million to support people through immediate lifesaving aid operations. But the appeal is currently only 14 per cent funded, Mr. Ban pointed out.

Update : bodies of six Marines and two Nepali soldiers are recovered
The bodies of six Marines and two Nepali soldiers who were aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered, Nepal's army said.
The wreckage of the UH-1 "Huey" was found Friday following days of intense searching in the mountains northeast of capital Kathmandu. The first three charred bodies were retrieved the same day by Nepalese and U.S. military teams, and the rest on Saturday, the Nepalese army said in a statement .
Read the full article here

Update May 17 : Aftershocks of M4 or more from May 15, 16 and 17

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Update May 16 : Another strong M5.7 aftershock
The aftershock pattern after the M7.4 earthquake in Kodari is totally different than after the M7.9 mainshock in Gorkha. Much more powerful aftershocks.
More maps click here

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Update : In Nepal, 488,579 housing units and 728 government buildings have been damaged beyond repair (collapsed, partial collapse, unlivable, red-tagged).

In addition, 260026 housing units and 1839 government buildings have been partially damaged (minor, moderate damage but still livable).

Thus a total of 751,000 households or around 626,000 structures have been damaged or destroyed.

Update : China has released a full estimate of their losses with 27 dead, 3 missing and 860 injured. 300507 people were in the affected region of which 137,325 people were relocated.

In the 12th May earthquake, 1 death and 4 injuries were recorded with 7803 people affected and 3989 people relocated.

In total, the direct economic losses for China are in the order of 757.51 million CNY (122 million USD).

Update : Nepal has released new numbers on the fatalities:

25.04 M7.8 Quake – 8349 dead + 117 missing in Nepal (17870 injured);  130 dead in India; 27 dead + 3 missing in China (860 injured); 4 dead in Bangladesh = 8630 dead.

12.05 M7.3 Quake – 136 in Nepal dead (2956 injured), 61 in India dead, 2 in Bangladesh, 1 in China = 200 dead.


Update : OCHA (United Nations) situation overview
Partners continue to reach more of the remote and hard-to-reach areas in the most affected districts. The focus is also on ensuring that pipelines are in place before the monsoon season starts..
Access remains a critical issue, especially as aftershocks continue to generate landslides. The coming monsoon is expected to aggravate the condition of the roads, further hampering aid efforts.
The Multi-National Military Coordination Centre is reporting that the aftershock on 15 May at 7:30 a.m. (UTC+ 5:45) in Dhading District has caused a landslide at Nilkhantha Village Development Committee (VDC), blocking the road from Dharkha to Marpak. Another massive landslide approximately 800 metres south of Kattike Village Development Committee (VDC) blocked roads in central Sindhupalchowk.
There were reports of additional damage to already vulnerable buildings following the 12 May quake. This prompted new rapid assessment, including in Charikot Municipality, in Dolakha District (on13 and 14 May) and Makawanpur (14 May).
In Charikot, over 50 per cent of houses seem to be uninhabitable. Further north, in Singati and in surrounding villages, the assessment team observed total devastation of homes and reported limited supplies of food and water. Additional needs may be expected as infrastructure was also heavily impacted.
In Makawanpur District, partners reported less damage than in surrounding districts. However, quality tarpaulins and support for reestablishment of damaged schools are still required.
Most families displaced by the 25 April earthquake who fled to Tundikel site, near Chautara humanitarian hub, would like to return to their homes, land and areas of residence. However, as most of these families reported that their houses were either destroyed or damaged, temporary shelter is a prerequisite for their return.

Sustainable waste management and drainage, as well as water supply are required in the Tudikel site to ensure appropriate hygiene and sanitation for new arrivals and current occupants.. Local authorities and armed forces are liaising with humanitarian partners to identify appropriate site management.
On 15 May, the Shelter Cluster completed the design of temporary shelter resistant enough to withstand heavy monsoon rains. The Government is looking at providing 5,000 Nepalese Rupees (approx. US$50) per family and standardizing the distribution of roofing material to affected communities. It has asked for uniformity in delivery among supporting agencies.
As of 15 May 07:00 a.m. local time (UTC + 5:45) the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) reported a total of 8,462 deaths and another 20,000 people injured (cumulative from 25 April earthquake). Nearly 489,000 homes were destroyed and another 260,000 damaged.

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Update 16:42 UTC : What Rasmila Awal felt on that fateful afternoon cannot be measured on any scale.
Rasmila had gone to a nearby shop before the noon, leaving her two children, 10-year-old Sonia and four-month-old Sonit, at home. Soniya was watching a Hindi serial on the tv and baby Sonit was asleep.
Suddenly the home started swaying violently and cracks started to appear on the walls. Sonia ran outside, but realised that her brother was still inside. She returned, picked up her brother and started running outside. But the house had started to crumble by then, and she could not move her trapped feet. She held her brother tightly against her chest.
A wooden cupboard fell over Sonia and she lost hold of her brother, and she does not remember what happened after that. Rasmila rushed back to see her house coming down, her feet trembled and she wanted to cry out but no sound came out.
Read the full Nepal Times article here

Image courtesy and copyright Nepal Times

Image courtesy and copyright Nepal Times

Update 15:10 UTC : Repartition of the number of fatalities from the M7.4 aftershock : Nepal: 96, India: 61, Bangladesh: 2 and China: 1

Update 02:53 UTC : Ncell to build quake-proof data center in Kathmandu
As part of its disaster preparedness plan, Ncell has said that it will spend Rs 2 billion to build earthquake-proof data center and to procure necessary equipment.
Speaking at a press meet in Kathmandu on Wednesday, Ncell CEO Erim Taylanlar said that they have already allocated Rs 2 billion in this year's budget to build earthquake-proof data center in Kathmandu.
Ncell is currently operating earthquake-proof data center in Pokhara and Hetauda
Read the full Republica article here

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Update 02:42 UTC : People take shelter in the tents set up by China at Tundikhel, Kathmandu on Wednesday. Picture courtesy sanskar pandit (kee ing)

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Update 01:57 UTC : Nepal unlikely to see schools reopened as per government time-frame
The government of Nepal has postponed the reopening date of its schools to May 29, 15 days later than the previous date but the schools are unlikely to follow the order due to the devastated structures and lack of open spaces for temporary facilities.
Durbar high school is the oldest school in Nepal where top bureaucrats and political leaders completed their high school education. The school is almost completely destroyed, with little hope of restoration.
The headmaster of the school, Hem Chandra Mahato said, "The officials from the district education office are coming and we are planning to make a temporary facility."
The south wall of the library hall of the more than one and a half century old school fell down and killed 11 people during the April 25 quake.
"Though the restructuring and rebuilding of the school is fully dependent on government funding, we can begin schooling temporarily in the support of local people and guardians," said the headmaster, adding "We have sufficient space behind the building so we have no problem installing a temporary learning center."
Read the full Xinhua article here

Update 01:15 UTC : If you are really interested in the technicalities and in-depth reporting of the M7.4 aftershock, we urge you to read our other in-depth article mainly written by Dr. James Daniell, Cedim, Karlsruhe.  Click here to be connected.

Update 01:07 UTC : Life on the Edge in Rural Nepal (Video from the New York Times)
On a steep cliff northeast of Kathmandu, one family is forced to live outside, mourning the dead and worrying that rains from the coming monsoons will create more deadly landslides.


Update : Many Nepalis working overseas are returning to help rebuild lives and homes
When he went to work in Malaysia four months ago, Ram Hari Katwal had everything most Nepali men dream of: a house, a wife and two little children.
Today, he has lost almost everything. His wife Hima and one-year-old son Bikram are dead, his house is gone. But his five-year-old Biraj survived.
"I could not see my wife and son before they were cremated," said Katwal with a faraway look. "I wanted to return home immediately but it took me two weeks to get permission from my company."
Katwal, 26, is now with his son in a temporary shelter made of timber and tin he salvaged from the ruins of his house in Melamchi of Sindhupalchok. He has decided not to return to Malaysia. It was only last year that Katwal built a house with a bank loan, and he went to Malaysia to pay it off.
"I have not paid off my loan yet," he says. "And I now have to take more loans to rebuild my house, the government is never going to give us enough."
Read the full article here

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Update
: Nepal is again encircled by ridiculous rumors. People tend to belief nonsense about earthquakes. Nobody in the world can predict the Magnitude, the exact location and the time of occurrence of the next earthquakes. Nobody! Please believe science and not idiots!

Update : Nepali news site says missing American helicopter has been located. 6 U.S. marines and 2 Nepali soldiers are fine.

Update 12:00 UTC: 74 have died in Nepal, and 2374 injuries because of the aftershock. The death toll has thus risen to 121. It seems as though a lot of people were outside of their buildings in Dolakha and Sindhupalchok which has reduced the death toll from what was expected.


Update 07:40 UTC : Below the shaking map of this massive aftershock + the expected impact of shaking on the population

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Update 07:23 UTC : We will continue to report on this page as the M7.1 is an aftershock of the M7.9 earthquake.

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Update 07:19 UTC : ER expects many more fatalities based on the preliminary Magnitude / Depth - The Magnitude is even stronger than the M6.7 aftershock who occurred shortly after the Main shock. The epicenter is East of Kathmandu in the already heavily damaged Kodari area

Update 07:18 UTC :
Earthquake felt in Nepal / East of Kathmandu

BREAKING NEWS: We have detected a strong readers increase in India / Nepal / Bangladesh, which normally indicates that an earthquake was felt. Are you one of the people who felt the shaking of this earthquake ? If yes, may we kindly request you to let us know what you have felt and if you have damage or not. Please use the form below or click here @ I HAVE FELT AN EARTHQUAKE

Update 04:39 UTC : An update from Anup Kaphle
Bungamati is a medieval village about 45 minutes outside of Kathmandu. The settlement here is so old that some date it back to 6th century Licchavi dynasty, known as the "golden period" in Nepal's history, during which dozens of temples and monuments were built.
Today, most of that is gone. What remains is a gentle fighting spirit among its residents who are quietly rebuilding their lives. 15 days since the earthquake, the locals here, aided by a group of students from Kathmandu University, are building shelters from corrugated steel sheets and bamboos, structures that will for now keep them away from incessant rain that has been descending upon Kathmandu for the last three nights.
I asked the man who is leading the rebuilding task here how much of the rebuilding support came from the government.
"What? We have a government?" he said.
Januki Mali, 45, worked as a janitor at a school in the village. Only half of her home stands now, the other half looking as if an angry demon smashed it to the ground with a giant hammer. Today, the students from Kathmandu University built this one-room home, so they at least they have a roof to sleep under while they work on building a more permanent home.
Click here for the great Facebook updates from Anup Kaphle

Update May 12, 04:24 UTC : Lessons from Sichuan (a mustread article by Kuanda Dixit)
The epicenter of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake was 80 km to the north-west, and everything swayed in the capital. Some older buildings crumbled. The tremors were felt 1,000km away in neighbouring countries. The airport was closed for a day, and then became the staging area for a massive relief operation. Highways were blocked by landslides, delaying emergency rescue and relief to the mountain villages. Up to 80 per cent of the buildings in poorer rural areas near the epicentre were destroyed, a UNESCO World Heritage Site was severely damaged. Strong aftershocks, some above 6 magnitude, kept hitting the area for weeks afterwards.
Sound familiar? That isn’t a description of the 25 April Nepal Earthquake, but the one that struck China’s Sichuan Province exactly seven years ago this week at 11:30 AM on 12 May 2008. The earthquake hit scattered communities in a remote part of China that was largely untouched by the country’s economic boom, and killed about 100,000 people, injuring nearly 400,000. An estimated 7 million people were left homeless.
Read the Full Article


Update 11:55 UTC : Why I had to return to a devastated country in crisis, a MustRead article by Carole Cadwalladr
It’s four days since a 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal and my connecting flight from Abu Dhabi is a sea of men, Nepalese workers from the Gulf returning…. well, returning to God knows what. There are tense, miserable faces in every row and in the seat behind, a man is getting quietly and then loudly drunk. “There is nothing left of my house. Nothing!” he says. His name is Navin and it’s his first trip home in 22 months from the United Arab Emirates, where he works as a waiter “earning very small money”. His wife, children, parents, brothers and sisters are now all homeless.
The scale of the devastation is almost beyond comprehension. The latest figures are 3,000 dead (though this will rise – it’s nearly 8,000 as I write), hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed and a third of the population directly affected. But on the drive from the airport, the only thing much different from when I left Kathmandu less than a week before the earthquake is the lack of traffic. But it’s a different story at the Summit hotel, a low-rise, slightly old-fashioned affair set amid flowery gardens.
Since I left, it has become ground zero of the international aid community and the car park is rammed with 4x4s, the restaurant heaving with people in agency polo shirts – MSF, WEP, UN – and dozens of evacuated climbers and trekkers camping out in orange expedition tents in the gardens. But through the melee, I spot someone I know: Nick Talbot.
Read the full The Guardian article here

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Update 11:43 UTC : The video below is following landslide specialist Professor Dave Petley the best landslide video he has seen so far. The video has been recorded immediately after the earthquake in Jalbire, Sindhupalchok. The whole valley shows landslides. Landslides are responsible for many fatalities during massive earthquakes.


Update 17:24 UTC or 00:25 Nepal Time : 23:11 - WILL THERE BE A BIG EARTHQUAKE @ MIDNIGHT ?
We know from Sonam Tsering LAMA that rumours are currently circulating in Kathmandu that a new strong earthquake would happen at midnight. If you know one of the people spreading the rumor, please give his name to the police that he will be get a big fine as EARTHQUAKES CANNOT BE PREDICTED. Even if you feel an aftershock at midnight, the rumor is still not true. Science is not capable today of telling us when exactly and earthquake will happen, where it will happen (precise location) and how strong it will be in other words RUMORS ARE NONSENSE + ARE CRIMINAL. rumours
If people start to argue about the rumor being probably true, take the person before giving him/her up to the police to the Nepal Seismology Center and ask them whether what we write is true. THANK YOU
For those interested in the subject, you may like this video which tells the present truth about the prediction theory.

Do not believe earthquake rumors

Update 13:33 UTC : Nepal Telecom has decided to contribute Rs 1 billion for the reconstruction of cultural heritages and community schools devastated by the April 25 earthquake.
According to the press statement issued by the company on Sunday, the contribution will be utilized for the reconstruction of Dharahara, Swayambhunath in Kathmandu, Manakamana temple of Gorkha, Patan and Bhaktpur Durbar Squares and community schools in various places of the country.
Read the full article here

Update 12:28 UTC : Bad weather in Kathmandu valley

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Update 12:17 UTC : The last aftershock was located in Kavre and measured M4.2, less than many people thought. The shaking depends on many factors like location of the epicenter, hypocenter depth (breaking point inside the earth), propagation of the shaking waves etc.

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Update 09:51 UTC : Still NO specific information about the latest aftershock. The NSC server seems to be down because of the heavy traffic and international agencies have not yet reported the aftershock yet? If you have felt the shaking please let us know. You can write in Nepali if you want. Use this form : I HAVE FELT AN EARTHQUAKE

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Update 09:45 UTC : STRONG AFTERSHOCK

Earthquake felt in NEPAL
We have detected a strong readers increase in Kathmandu, which normally indicates that an earthquake was felt. Are you one of the people who felt the shaking of this earthquake ? If yes, may we kindly request you to let us know what you have felt and if you have damage or not. Please use the form below or click here @ I HAVE FELT AN EARTHQUAKE

Update 09:23 UTC : The article excerpt below is the first Anup Kaphle article for Buzzfeed.com since he stopped working for the Washington Post. Article is a MustRead.
How Helicopters Are Helping – And Hampering – Aid Relief In Nepal
About 50 fresh recruits stood in the sun at a tiny makeshift military base in western Gorkha district, the epicenter of the earthquake that struck Nepal two weeks ago, some of them drenched in sweat, some leaning against sacks of blankets and rice waiting to be airlifted to the most remote villages in the district.
The Palungtar base has more than 2,000 tons of supplies — blankets sent via trucks from India, sacks of rice, beaten rice, instant noodles, iodized salt, vegetable oil, tarpaulins, and military tents — but only an invisible fraction of that is being flown to needy villages every day.
The reason? There simply aren’t enough helicopters.
Read the full Buzzfeed.com article here

Update 09:17 UTC : A Facebook Anup Kaphle update which speaks for itself.
Past week, the country moved from rescue to relief phase. This week, there are conversations about how relief phase needs to end because enough food has been sent to affected areas.
One thing people in the cities do not realize is that food being sent to any place where it is either hoarded in a depot by local groups or stored in makeshift bases by the army doesn't mean those who suffered from the quake have access to them.
The other important thing: Very little is being done to provide proper shelters to people who have lost homes. One woman today showed me how she got half of a tarpaulin. What do you do with half a tarp?
Monsoon is six weeks away and people in villages like Laprak are using 12x15 tarps to provide shelter for a family of eight including a two-month old, five goats and a cow. Soon, rain will wash away mud, beat down the tarps, making living in these circumstances impossible. Meanwhile, there are heavy-duty military tents sitting in storage.
It's cold, it's raining and this is how some of the poorest people are living.

Image courtesy and copyright Anup Kaphle

Image courtesy and copyright Anup Kaphle

Update 08:59 UTC : Tourism in Chitwan suffers due to quake
The tourism sector in Chitwan has suffered damage due to effect of the April 25 earthquake and aftershocks since then.
The major tourism destinations in the district namely Sauraha, Patihani, Jagatpur, and Meghauli have no movement though hundreds of foreign tourists used to visit these places daily in this season.
First Vice-chairman of the Regional Hotel Association, Sauraha, Suman Ghimire said tourists bookings which used to be around 70 percent hotels in Chitwan is just five per cent at present. Of them, two per cent are domestic tourists. Almost all bookings were canceled after the quake.
Read the full article here

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Update May 10 08:52 UTC : Most recent aftershock report of NSC

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Update 06:42 UTC : The most recent not yet reported aftershocks

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Update 15:53 UTC : An impressive drone video from life and the damage in the Kathmandu valley. The best one we have seen so far !

Nepal Earthquake 2015 from my drone, Phyllis. By Paul Borrud from Paul Borrud on Vimeo.

Update 13:18 UTC : A tweep just wrote : Reached Kathmandu today after a long journey, the normally bustling Thamel is so unusually calm that you can hear crows and frogs croak!

Update 12:53 UTC : The maps below are showing the enormous mass of landslides especially in the Langtang and Kodari regions (detailed maps). Landslide inventory mapping from the British Geological Survey, Durham University and other agencies.
Source: WorldView / UK-DMC2 / SPOT / Pleiades / RADARSAT-2 Courtesy and Copyright: WorldView © DigitalGlobe Inc. UK-DMC2 © DMCii 2015
SPOT © CNES 2015 Pleiades © CNES 2015 RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2015) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency. Map produced by British Geological Survey

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Update 10:52 UTC : Ruptured zone as reported by the IPGP
Based on geological cross-sections, crustal structure model, and the preliminary seismological data available few days after the main shock, it appears that the earthquake has ruptured a piece of the Main Himalayan Thrust (MHT). The rupture started at the epicenter, about 80km to the northwest of Kathmandu and propagated eastward for about 130 km, rupturing the area directly located under the capital city of Nepal.

Update 10:18 UTC : The lateral movement of Nepal, India and Tibet landscape
The picture below shows the horizontal movement of the earthquake zone. All together a very complex movement of land which will have to be examined by many researchers worldwide.

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Update 09:44 UTC : Day 4 Facebook report of journalist @AnupKaphle from the Laprak area (epicenter area)

I didn't have web access last night, so posting this now.
This is a view of the hilltop in Laprak village, whose entire residents have been living under tarps and branches of trees. There are a handful who still refuse to leave their dilapidated homes because they "want to die in there."
The hilltop is about a 2-3 hour walk from the village that was flattened by the earthquake. Almost nothing stands in one piece -- broken wooden windows are on the floor, tin roofs slanted after slashing the mud walls and in some, old family photos lie covered in rubble.
18 people died here, but over 90 percent of people lost their home. There is no food to eat because much of what went on aid hasn't been distributed. A 79-year old man I spoke to said he separated stones and mud from some rice he had stored and then boiled it with salt last two das. "I got 4 packets of biscuits from the government," he said.
I'll write in little detail on my next update, and in depth in my story later.
Comment ER : The 08:44 UTC update gets 100 times more painful after reading this @AnupKaphle update

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Update 08:44 UTC : British helicopters NOT allowed to enter Nepal !
The government has not issued its permission for three British Chinook choppers to fly to Kathmandu from New Delhi, carrying relief materials for earthquake victims.
Officials said the British aircraft larger than the MI-17 would face hurdles flying in Nepal’s difficult terrain. Some national security concerns are also responsible for the halt, said a government official. The country’s only international airport is overcrowded with planes from India, China and the United States.
“As far as I know, the government has not given clearance to the British aircraft to fly to Kathmandu,” said Nepal Army spokesman Jagadish Chandra Pokhrel.
A British Embassy statement said three Chinook helicopters would be made operational in Kathmandu as part of the UK’s relief effort. “These advanced helicopters are able to carry vital relief supplies to isolated high altitude areas across the country which are currently (Source eKantipur)

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Update 08:40 UTC :

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Update 07:47 UTC : At least 11 of Kathmandu valley’s apartment buildings unsafe
Of the 16 apartment buildings assessed by government teams so far, 11 have been declared “unsafe” for immediate use while four have been marked “safe”.
The Department of Urban Development and Building (DUDB) that has been carrying out safety assessment of high-rise apartments said Indreni Apartment and Bhat Bhateni Apartment at Bhatbhateni, Oriental Apartment at Dhapasi and TCH Towers at Panipokhari got minor damage from the April 25 earthquake and are safe for stay.
The Park View Horizon Apartment in Dhapasi, according to the DUDB, is the worst hit by the Great Earthquake and needs detailed investigation. According to the DUDB, 11 apartments have “cracks on wall”.
“Of the 16 apartments, there is need for in-depth investigation at one, four are safe while there are several cracks in 11 apartment units,” said Sagar Krishna Joshi, divisional engineer at the DUDB.
Read the full eKantipur article here

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Update 07:43 UTC : Road and Infrastructure damage
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) has said an estimated Rs 629 million would be required to rebuild its office buildings and roads damaged by the earthquake.
The amount, however, does not include cost to rehabilitate of Barabise-Tatopani section of Araniko Highway which is badly damaged by the earthquake as the Chinese government is already preparing to rebuild the section.
MoPIT has calculated the loss and damage of roads and other official infrastructures in current rates at around Rs 252 million.
Read the full Republican article here

Update 07:33 UTC : The road-repair and rescue detachment of China's armed police forces have restored a cross- border highway linkling earthquake-hit Nepal with China, Chinese and Nepali officers said on Friday.
Officers of the Chinese armed police forces told Xinhua that some 200 Chinese armed police personnel have jointed the reparation efforts since May 3.
The Chinese team has repaired 31 km of the severely damaged parts of the 114-km Araniko Highway, which connects with the China National Highway 318 to Lhasa, capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Traffic of the highway has been halted as the road was damaged at many locations since the April 25 earthquake, which has left more than 8,400 people dead in Nepal.
Extremely steep slopes on the sides of the road and the potential landslides have been posing threats to the Chinese team.
The team is expected to be stationed on the highway for more days on a maintenance mission. (Source Xinhua China)

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Update 07:20 UTC : One of the strongest aftershocks so far happened in Eastern Nepal (towards Solo Khumbu). We tend to see this aftershock as an aftershock of the M6.7 earthquake as the epicenter is located in the periphery of the M6.7.
Often we see reports in local and international publications that the M5.0 aftershock made not any more damage. This is not true. An M5 aftershock in a heavily damaged area will make more damage. The location of the epicenter is far away from Kathmandu and because of the overall situation almost nobody will ever know how much additional damage / injuries have been inflicted.

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Archive part nr. 1 (mainshock and thereafter)


 Update : ER expects a lot of fatalities. How many : too soon to make an estimate. Massive landslides alone can count for many. At least one good thing : the earthquake happened during daylight and in the Nepali spring = less victims

A cruel earthquake happened in the pre-Himalaya ranges of Nepal just in between Kathmandu and Pokara. We expected a lot of devastation and massive landslides

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35km (22mi) E of Lamjung, Nepal
60km (37mi) NNE of Bharatpur, Nepal
75km (47mi) E of Pokhara, Nepal
76km (47mi) NW of Kirtipur, Nepal
77km (48mi) NW of Kathmandu, Nepal

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 7.8

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-04-25 11:56:26

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-04-25 06:11:26

Depth (Hypocenter) : 18 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Apr 25 23:16 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kirtipur, Nepal Apr 25 23:16 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Nepal-india Border Region Apr 25 23:16 5.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal Apr 25 18:58 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Patan, Nepal Apr 25 18:58 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Nepal Apr 25 13:30 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Xizang-nepal Border Region Apr 25 13:30 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kathmandu, Nepal Apr 25 13:30 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Nepal Apr 25 12:44 5.2 11 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nepal Apr 25 12:44 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lamjung, Nepal Apr 25 12:44 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Nagarkot, Nepal Apr 25 12:01 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Xizang-nepal Border Region Apr 25 12:01 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Nagarkot, Nepal Apr 25 09:30 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Nepal Apr 25 09:03 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal Apr 25 09:03 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kathmandu, Nepal Apr 25 09:03 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Banepa, Nepal Apr 25 08:55 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hitura, Nepal Apr 25 08:49 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal Apr 25 08:29 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Nepal Apr 25 08:29 5.1 11 MAP I Felt It
USGS Lamjung, Nepal Apr 25 08:29 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Nepal Apr 25 08:20 5.1 14 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kathmandu, Nepal Apr 25 07:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Xizang-nepal Border Region Apr 25 07:16 5.0 2 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Nepal Apr 25 06:45 6.7 20 MAP I Felt It
USGS Lamjung, Nepal Apr 25 06:45 6.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal Apr 25 06:45 6.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kathmandu - Very strong shaking of about one min felt in kathmandu
  • bhaktapur - Severe shaking .. several cracks occurred on the floors
  • Chitwan National Park - No noise. But shaking of buildings and ground continued for several minutes.
  • Godavari Nepal - Very strong and long lasting quake with sizable damage. Around 11:55 or noon today. Now aftershocks still shaking.
  • pokhara - a old house has gone severe cracking in Bagar-1, Pokhara
  • inaruwa - i was lying at bed and suddenly it start to shake with in interval of seconds i saw wild face of earthquake.....
  • Jhapa - i can still feel the tremors!!
  • muktinath - I was in the tharpa choeling nunnery below and the whole monastery started shaking. All the rums screamed and ran out. So far, no real damage but it's scary.
  • biratnagar - i was playing futball suddenly earthquake came but we dont stop playing footb0l in fact we r feeling easy in running
  • Biratnagar - My bed was shaking and my window was making sleepy noise. When i stood up from bed,my legs were shaking badly
  • Pokhara - it was so dangerous... me and my family are still in threat.
  • nawalparasi - Everything were shaking. all publics run out to the street. Nobody was feeling safe nowhere. It was the scariest earthquake i ever felt.
  • kathmandu - Still shaking, terrible time....:
  • dhangadhi - (oh really i was going to market but suddenly something felt shaking i find tht it was earthquake which shook for 10-15 seconds
  • khumaltar - i am feeling so afraid of that earthquake
  • birgunj - It was just as ship Flotting on water as it can happen any thing
  • Birgunj - it was most danger in our life and many property and 2 people are dead and many damaged our house and many people are felt in this type of earthquakes and
  • Pokhara - felt the shaking for at least 1 minute... some old houses collapsed.. no major casaulties.
  • Dharan - we wre walking and felt the earth shaking buildings shaking
  • maunath bhanjan - very strong shaking...bike stands on single stand..bike was shaking 3-4 inches...Allah ka shukr hai..no damage
  • shakhuwa mahendranagar in dhanshua distr - I think we Nepali are lack of information thus government must play positive role in giving pre information,thus every one shall predict the safety measure
  • kathmandu - Moderate shake
  • narayani, bara - now its not damaged anything, but i am scared :( of being earthuquake in ktm nepal :( :( please god save our nepal
  • nawalparasi - in Gaindakot moderate earthquake is occurring at Sunday morning and now all people are feeling about it and nobody is at his home
  • EMSC Nepal Apr 25 06:11 7.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Thimphu - No damage
  • Dhaka - Light shaking for almost 1.5 minutes
  • Dhaka - its strong shaking
  • Thimphu - just lasted for few sec, not so strong to damage anything..........
  • Dhaka - i did not see any damage. it was 12:14 pm in Bangladesh, i am staying at the 3rd floor of an six storeyed building. it lasted for more than a minute.
  • Thimphu - windowa were rattling lasted for about a minute. Frightrning experience!
  • Dhaka - Water in pool made small tidal wave. Fans and light fixures shook. No damages reported.
  • dhaka - everything was shaking
  • rampal, Bagerhat - chair & Table are shaking. pond water is dancing.
  • Dhaka - The tremors stayed for at least 1 to 1.5 minutes. Everyone was coming out of the buildings.
  • Dhaka - Was standing on the open road. Felt moderate shaking for about 2 mins.
  • Dhaka - No damage in my house
  • Savar, Dhaka - No damage has been occurred but strong shaking we in our factory building felt.
  • Dhaka - Long Duration but light rolling motion felt at 11th Floor in Tejgaon area, Dhaka City. RCC Multi Storied Office Building.
  • Wangdue - Felt shaking chairs & seen swaying fan and surface of water in bottle on table
  • Dhaka - Lasted for a minute or so
  • faisalabad - My office in five story building and fee light shaking
  • Dhaka - I was in hotel room on the 18th floor, the room shaked like a small boat on ocean. Nothing is damage.
  • Naogaon - We felt that our apprtment building was moving from side to side. People from all homes in the building ran out. The water in the pond next to the house was moving from side to side as well. The shaking lasted for several minutes. When it calmed down, everybody went in, but ran out again after 15-20 min when it shaked again, this time a bit less and for a shorter time. This happened right after noon Bangladeshi time 25.4.2015
  • Dhaka - I am on 4th floor - slow gentle rocking for over a minute - I left and went to the Lobby - as ever, really crowded and nobody else seemed aware. This is a big well-built structure and it moved plenty.
  • Dhaka - I was able to feel it sitting on my bed. All fans, chandeliers, etc. began to shake. Felt building moving when trying to run downstairs. No damage done personally but there has been damage to several buildings around Dhaka.
  • Banani,Dhaka - I feel i moving and its take a minute and really its Shaking . but not damaged in my building ,but near to our building have slide damaged. Regards Dalton Zahir
  • Dhaka - I was standing behind my collegue who is working on computer, suddenly he todld me his head is Spinning and ask me to hold him, similiarly i was feeling the same, then i marked that our ceiling fan is moving side by side. Actually it was so big shocked that, we sttuned for few second. then we all left office to outside. Khasru
  • dhaka - Head Spinning,felt i m in swinging..inside building
  • Dhaka - was giving an exam felt the ground shaking was on the 7th floor of the building, some buildings have tilted...
  • Dhaka - I was sitting by the chair.Suddenly my laptop started to shake and my chair too. I looked above and my fan was also shaking.
  • Phuntsholing - i was outside and saw van in front of me shaking. and saw people coming out their hostel looking really afraid.
  • Dhaka - It was extreme, First Sake was unnoticeable but the 2nd and 3rd was almost a min long. it was like more than 7 scale.
  • Dhaka - It was horrendous!
  • Gurgaon, India - Tremors continued for over 2 minutes
  • Kathmandu, Nepal - danzer
  • Ahmedabad, India - My bungalow has got severe cracks inside & outside the home. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings.
  • USGS Lamjung, Nepal Apr 25 06:11 7.8 15 MAP I Felt It
  • Delhi - bed started vibrating felt it for 10 seconds
  • new delhi - i felt it
  • CHANDAUSI - JUST WE FELT A LITTLE BIT OF EARTHQUACK I WAS SITTING ON THE CHAIR AND CHAIR WAS SHAKING
  • nawada - the bed started to shake suddenly.
  • delhi - i was sitting on the chair and oit was shaking like anything
  • Delhi - At 11:50 aal the chairs started shaking....I was in my tuition when all the students felt it. No property was damaged.
  • Delhi - Bed started to shake felt it for almost a minute
  • Delhi - it was almost 2 minutes long - Longest in my experience
  • New Delhi - I was staying on the 22nd floor of the hotel and I felt the bed shaking and noticed the lamp moving. There does not appear to be any damage, as I can see.
  • bandel - The whole house was shaking and the water in the pond was moving irratically.
  • Ahmedabad - Table and water in a glass started shaking for a few seconds. Hopefully, it was not my imagination.
  • noida - Painting were shaking
  • Kolkata - Bed and hanging lights were shaking and 2nd floor building was swaying....
  • New Delhi - Three stories house shook for about a minute. No immediate evidence of damage here or around. No indications of panic.
  • delhi - no damage but strong shaking
  • Jahangirabad,Barabanki,Uttar Pradesh - Just felt like floor is moving
  • New delhi - I was lying on my bed watching hannah montana and i felt like something shaking.My water bottle was on the bed and the water in it started shaking. Also my bed started shaking. Then i realised it was an earthquake.
  • Lucknow - Tables anfd chairs felt to be shaking. The whole office building was evacuated.
  • Delhi - Bed was shaking, felt it even while standing on the floor and fluid in bottles was unstable
  • Ahmedabad - Chairs start shacking... It was for almost 5 - 8 sec...
  • New Delhi - No knowledge of damage.
  • Ahmedabad - felt a smile tremor while standing in my lawn.... It lasted for few seconds... No damage at all
  • Kolkata - Table swinging
  • Kolkata - we felt the shaking on groundfloor it was stronh enough to make us run and come out
  • kolkata - Things started shaking, my chair & desk shaked
  • patna - Very strong earthqauke felt for 3o seconds
  • uttar pradesh - A moderate earthquake, i was thinking something and all the things in my room started shaking
  • ahmedabad - just a weak to light shaking ... fans swinging 2 to 3 inches
  • jaipur - slight shaking
  • New Delhi - I was having breakfast when the floor began to shake. I ran down and saw that several others had too. Fortunately, no damages or injuries were caused.
  • Meerut - Whole office were shkaing. Around 11.50 ist we felt like whole office in a boat. Shaking mild. Longest earthquake felt for moer than 20 secs.
  • sagarpur - The oil in the bottle was trembling ! I could see all the hanging utensils shaking ! it lasted for about 40 seconds !!!!
  • New Delhi - No visible damage so far.
  • Ahmedabad - My Table and chair started shaking side to side very noticeably.
  • Farakka - The building was shaking violently .
  • kolkata - to day about 11.40 AM to 12 PM a earth Quack has been felt by all local people.
  • varanasi - felt for 1-2 mins...Things fell of from places..not quite usual..stairs could be felt shaking too...
  • sitapur - in sitapur up india around 11.50 am our chair was shaking moderately .it persisted appx 5 minutes . i felt this shaking first time in my life . DR.B.AKHTAR 554--PINK HOUSE, CITY STATION ROAD SITAPUR UP INDIA CELL-0091-9415437172 E-eastworldinc@yahoo.co.in
  • delhi - Almost for 3 minutes felt it...
  • kolkata - HIMALAYAS has a tendency to shake its base plates as its still reorganising as a mountain.but what beats me is the actual epicentre is not supposed to send vibrations here.Har Har MAHADEV
  • Lucknoow - It was a terrible earthquake. Still I'm feeling the shake in my body. I was sitting on a chair and it suddenly started shaking.
  • Bareilly - Table Chair fan were shaking
  • kolkata - I was studying and the table started to shake
  • Nagaon - woot a erthqck i evr feel.................... :
  • Noida - (I felt strong shaking for 3-4 minutes
  • Guwahati - Our office building started vibrating for 15-20 seconds, we left and reached ground floor.
  • Ahmedabad - Chairs in office were shaking, it was felt for almost 30 seconds.
  • Ahmedabad - We could see that the fan was off and it started moving from its base. And then we felt that our chair was shaking too. It wasn't major but we could feel the movement easily.
  • bahadurgarh - I am just working on my laptop, suddenly I feel some shaking.. after 10 min. I search on internet about earthquake.. then I was confirmed that my feeling was correct
  • mumbai - Was sitting on the bed and could feel the tremor.
  • kakinada - very mild shake for about half a min
  • Ahmedabad - Very weak shaking
  • Wipro - It was quite a fearful experience for all of us as everything started swaying all of a sudden. We were all evacuated from our respective buildings. It was a jarring experience
  • delhi - it lasted about minute and a half
  • Kolkata - It was felt on the ground floor and was fairly strong
  • Bhopal - I felt the toilet seat shake underneath me, for a good minute or two. Made me panic.
  • Rajahmundry - we felt like having dizziness so we came out to a open space one reported that her water in the bottle was shaking
  • mumbai - Was sitting on the chair and felt as if I was moving.. wondered if I was feeling dizzy.. But it happened again.. so switched on the news channel.. confirmed it was the earthquake.
  • Delhi - Just felt the table and chair shaking, no damages.
  • Mumbai - tremor twice in difference of 10 seconds
  • Bhubaneswar - It was a light shake. No damages were made. Hope everything is okay out there...
  • New Town, Rajarhat. Kolkata - Head Spinning, Felt like falling over.
  • Kolkata - We felt the tremor for about 15 seconds, chairs and fans were swaying, peoples rushed out of office and guest house. Still all are outside fearing another wave may hit !
  • Jaipur - I was working on PC on second floor of an organization.my hands was on table and I felt some vibrations in table & lcd monitor as my hands was touched to the table.I thought I am tired so that I felt it and ignored it.But after 15 minutes I got a msg on whatsapp from one of my relative lives in Jaipur City asking me about any vibrations I felt,then I became sure about the earthquake I felt.The time was 11:45 am (GMT+5:30). Thanks
  • Kolkata - Was on bed, suddenly felt it was shaking. Around 12.00-12.21 IST felt a mild shake to.....could be aftershock........
  • kolkata - Table and chairs were shaking.waves of earthquake were felt.first we were feeling uneasy at first.But later made us realise it was earthquake
  • shahdol - thrilled the body and no one make run away to save
  • Gwalior - no damage cracks in the building
  • varanasi - My bed was shaking and my window was making sleepy noise. When i stood up from bed,my legs were shaking badly
  • Kolkata - Feeling very sick now
  • Guwahati - It lasted for few seconds No damage yet....Never knew it was a big earthquake until i saw it in news
  • Kolkata - There were massive, strong & shaky tremors. All the ceiling fans in our office building were swinging. All the staff in our NCSM office rushed to the open area on Ground Floor through Staircases. It definitely will result in the loss of life & property. A second one was felt at around 12.21IST, which equally strong 6+ magnitude.
  • Ranchi - We were in the office doors of almirah getting trembling. Getting the note of earthquake we all officials rushed out of the office
  • Ahmedabad - Moderate shaking of Chair but vertical blinds shook in cabin without ventilation or air circulation. Thank God as there is no damage.
  • Jamshedpur - Building was shaking made everybody to evacuate.
  • gurgaon - fans are shaking
  • Jabalpur - Here in Jabalpur earthquake Stuck for two times today. First was strong but the second was quiet normal.
  • Gangtok - Shaking
  • chandigarh - I was sleeping and the bed started moving
  • Varanasi - The shaking woke me up and almost continued upto 20 seconds at around 11:44 IST...the aftershake was felt once again for 3-4 seconds but was with light shaking...No damage...but chaos
  • varanasi - J'étais sur la terrasse au 2e étage et ça bougeait. Je croyais que c'était le vent qui faisait bouger la maison (il y a de forts coups de vents depuis quelques jours)et je pensais que la maison allait s'écrouler ou que c'était moi qui avait des vertiges. Tout le monde est sorti dans la rue. Pas de dégats.
  • Gwalior - it was shaking for little bit but threaten me..
  • Varanasi - Sur la terrasse de la maison (2e étage) j'ai senti des mouvements. Je ne savais pas si c'était moi qui avait des vertiges ou si c'était le vent très fort qui faisait bouger la maison. Tout le monde est sorti dans la rue, mais pas de dégats.
  • Lucknow - Initially the bed started shaking n then the floor n the walls started shaking. The tremors were felt for around 2 min. After shock were felt about 25 min later for around 20 sec.
  • cuttack odisha - very light shaking not enough to destroy anything.
  • Delhi - Bed and laptop shaking...
  • durgapur - I felt my bed shaking like a rocking chair. The tremors were so powerful that I clearly viewed my Almirah making noise. On standing on the floor to get out to a free space gave me a brain wobbling sensation.
  • rudrapur - haldwani - shaking for 40 secs , again started after 30 Min. aftershock for 10 sec
  • AHMEDABAD - ALL OFFICE STAFF RAN OUT OF BUILDING
  • Delhi - No damage
  • Bareilly - I was in mg class. Sitting on the front bench. Suddenly fely uneasy and felt the bench was shaking with very low frequency. But no one else was aware of it.
  • ahmedabad - our grind mill shaked and water fell from our neighbours house
  • GUWAHATI - I was in Doctors Chamber I felt the table is unsteady and as I saw outside window I felt whole building shaking. The Ceiling fans and shaking lightly. for 20 seconds I felt it..
  • Greater Noida - The most peculiar aspect of this earthquake was its duration in addition to the intensity. The after shock after about half an hour was also quite strong. It was quite frightening as all the hangings like fans, wind chimes and lights were moving side ways. It was the strongest in my live memory.
  • allahabad - about 11:45 ,it was felt that the surface was shaking badly and vibrating also ,the second shock also felt at 12:20 which was of moderate magnitude I think it would again happen today,no damage heard yet.
  • Muzaffarpur - no property damage.tremors felt repeatedly for 3 hours in intervals
  • raxaul - 1st time in life felt such a threatning experience
  • meerut - i felt it for more than 30 sec.at first and a somewhat less in magnitude at second time.its causing me a headache upto 2 hrs.i made members evacuate the gym which is at 3rd floor.it was fourth occasion in my life to feel it,but it was strongest.
  • Ahmedabad - Very weak shaking, no damage at all
  • Kanpur - Was sleeping,sofa started shaking,very scary my hubby was not with me my sisters in law stated crying then we move to d parking lakad mandi n now we r still here n water is distributed to every1,crowd is seen everywhere n cannot see the roads
  • patna - I was in my hostel and cooking maggie in my room suddenly my chair started shaking my bed also started shaking. i came outside and saw buildings and towers were shaking.
  • Hooghly - I was at school then (11.50). Our Benches were shaking and we came in the ground from 1st floor and all teachers and students came out. then the water was shaking. After sometimes at 12.14 our fans and benches were shaking again.
  • hyderabad - Didnt feel but my friends told
  • sirsa - Everyone was astonished dat wats happening every one threw their work n came outside n it took ladies to come out by dat tym it wz ol over
  • Noida - Strong vibrations could be felt...gates and all furnitures were vibrating...overall a horrifying experience
  • Jamshedpur - No property is damaged only we felt shaking.
  • Serampore - shaking like one ina boat.My appartment is 4 storeyed and I was in the 4th floor.Just the building started shaking from one part to onother.Aftershoch was also too strong to feel.
  • U.P Lucknow - I was inside in my classroom in Greenland public school my table and chair are vibrating very much. After 1second my sports sir has said in shouting that move from classrooms. And we run very fast.
  • jamshedpur - Thank God We the people of jamshedpur are safe.
  • VADODARA - DIZZINESS........
  • Varanassi - light vibration in the room on Ganga.
  • phulbagan,Kolkata - The term our was scary
  • Vidyanagar Govt. PTTI, Burdwan, kalitala - I am reading books, suddenly a normal shake happend at the first floor of the Hostel and all the hosteler are take down. No damage
  • Kolkata - I was studying when I suddenly saw the water inside my bottle ripple....it was also difficult to walk steadily at the 3rd floor of my house. Altogether a terrifying experience!
  • Lucknow - No damage but strong shaking last for 1 - 2 min. around 11:45 am and also felt a strong aftershock around 12: 15 pm
  • Kolkata - At that time, I was lying on the bed and reading book in the house. For 2 minutes, I felt the bed was shaking a little bit. After 1 minute I got down and observed the bed. Then I felt my head spinning, as though felt like falling over. Later the things were normal. At the same time my mother-in-law also felt things shaking a little bit. Later we saw TV news where we heard there was earthquake in Nepal, Kolkata too. Then we came to know that what's happened in the house was due to earthquake.
  • Imphal - Shacking well with 2-3 minutes , movement of staying cars and bikes can be seen!
  • kolkata - I was busy chopping vegetable. Suddenly felt strong giddiness. Moment later, water from over-head water tank started spilling out. People started coming out of their house. The feeling lasted for quite some time.
  • Kanpur - My appartment is on the 8th floor and it felt like the building swung to and fro for a few seconds and then it started shaking for the next 20 Seconds. No damage to property or life but the experience was damn scary.
  • Kanpur - Since we were already outside in the park after the first quake, the effect of this one was less. I could still feel the tremors beneath my feet as it lasted for less than 10 seconds
  • Meerut - I was in my school and was studying on 4 th floor suddenly I felt that my desk and chair is moving I screamed whole school shouted then 1 of a teacher of our school ordered us to go in the ground whole school gathered including all students and teachers.
  • Utraula - I was sitting in bed It was shaking for 20 seconds.
  • Mumbai - I felt it!
  • Allahabad - I was having tea in my Office around 11:56am & suddenly I felt my Office floor was shaking.. we ran outside immediately.
  • KAKINADA - I HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCED SINCE 11.55 AM IST , AFTER THAT I SEARCHED THE LATEST NEWS THEN I GOT CLEAR INFORMATION THAT NEPAL EXPERINCED EARTHQUAKE WHICH WAS 7.9 , MASSIVE DESTRUCTION TILL NOW 1000 PERSON GOT DEATH.
  • Gwalior (m.p) - Around 11.45 am my bed start vibrating..for 30 SEC approx
  • SURAT - I felt my head spinning and I experienced such feeling on 26/01/2001 at the time of Kutchh Earthquake in Gujarat. This time I observed ceiling fan and water tumbler on my table but could not detect shaking. All the same , very mild effect here in Surat, Gujarat ( India)
  • banda - I was sitting in my bed... Suddenly Maine dekha k bed Thoda hil rha tha n Mai khada hua n bahar cooler k paani ko dekha to paani kafi tezi se hil rha tha.... Waise Banda city me Koyi nuksaan ni hua h..
  • Lucknow - When i was working on laptop then i felt that table was shaking and we all went out of the house. I was in very much fear because it came second time also.
  • лакхнау - дома сидела на стуле,вдруг стало трясти как будто лёгкое покачивание , ваза стоявшая в углу стала покачиваться. После всё семьёй выбежали наружу
  • Kanpur Nagar - We were studying in school. I felt that the earth is shaking.. I told my teacher about this... He asked all of us to go outside in the ground...... and after half an hour we were left from school...
  • Allahabad - Felt the tremor for quite some time... 30-40 sec or so... Feel very bad for Nepal people who are suffering so much ... Wish could do something for them ...
  • sikar - I was watching movie on laptop and my whole chair shook, first I thought that my mobile is vibrating but soon realise that it's tremor.
  • Kanpur - I m in My Class. The Teacher Said Me That Manas , Did U Feel Earth quake. I said Yes Mam . the Another Teacher Come Nd Say. all The boy And Girls Get Out From School.............. And We Go Outside fastly. .. ooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .....
  • lucknow - It was so dangerous feeling like jerk..
  • sikkim - We didnt hav any damage but flat cracked n m afraid again tht it wont damge my flat...
  • siliguri - A part of the building in our neighbourhood collapsed.
  • LUCKNOW - Lights and Fans started shaking , mpnitors were also shaking , we all rushed to emergency stairs , outside few bikes were also shaking .
  • Allahabad - Josheca Mukerji -- Felt the tremor around 11:45 for 40 sec or more... It was my 1st experience but not a likable one... Feel extremely bad for the Nepal sufferers ... Wish could do something for them ... But, we're praying for them... Prayers can be very useful... I hope everybody is praying for them...
  • gorakhpur - it looks like dancing land
  • Allahabad - Josheca Mukerji -- Felt the tremor around 11:45 for 40 sec or more... It was my 1st experience but not a likable one... Feel extremely bad for the Nepal sufferers ... Wish could do something for them ... But, we're praying for them... Prayers can be very useful... I hope everybody is praying for them...
  • basti - i was in my room felt tremble and noice then i came out and see electric pole , tremble , every thing ,,,,, bt sitttilll people feeeel on panic....can't expresss how we did feeeeel..
  • farakka - its a awesome experience
  • Garib nagar - Around 8:30 pm I was sitting in bed it started vibrating for 5 seconds again I was shocked.
  • Varanasi - This was very horrifying moment for us.. we were at 5th floor in Shiva Complex opposite Kuber Complex at Rathyatra crossing.... everything was shaking and everyone ran out of the building through stairs... Lift was not working..... overall it was a very terrified moment for everyone...Some Apartment building and home has got severe cracks.. no death casualties!!
  • Varanasi - Bed was shaking.
  • bihar - We ran outside and watched that buildings and bikes were shaking it was around 12o clock no damage done but still afraid of another one.
  • Patna - no object was damaged
  • gonda - My shocked experience
  • Allahabad - NAINI: no damage of property.. but house was shaking and windows too for at least 40 seconds.
  • kolkata - We were on the 2nd floor of a building . Felt a pretty strong tremor at around 11.45 am . Ceiling fans started shaking and the floor also started vibrating . Evacuated the building immediately . It lasted for several seconds . There was a second quake at around 12.15 pm . Praying for everybody in Nepal and other affected areas.
  • Kolkata - I was at 05th Floor. Suddenly felt shaking vertically and it was strong in Nature. Walked down through stairs
  • city - I felt my chair was shaking and then headache thereafter saw the trees shaking a lot
  • Allahabad - When me and sit my chair in my room and my brother taking rest on bed and that time shaking bed and table and chairs and full room after then we come out room and saw that all people in town come out home
  • kolkata - i m siting on bed and i m fell my bed is shakeing and i m also then r hole people are out of the bulidin and pray to god
  • varanasi - i was in my hostel working in my laptop, suddenly i feel the vibrations, all the boys came out from their room and start the making noise. i was one of them.
  • Basti - First shock send tremors throughout the city, buildings were swinging, since then 9 Aftershocks felt
  • gonda - I was watching tv suddenly my bed was shaking then i saw my tv and fridge shaking then i ran away from my house. too much destroyed. but modi gov.didnt help. me
  • rampur - was in class.. c block shook like dazzle.. imran btech 1 year shouted and ran away
  • sikkim - I was giving my exam..which fortunately got cancelled...lol...the whole compound of SMIT was shaking for near about 5 minutes...thankfully we all are well...and i hope no further earthquakes occurs...Praying for the people in Nepal...God Bless...
  • Gaya - I've seen many stopped cars move by itself at the time of first tremor.
  • Banda - hi my name is shahbaz,i was sleeping at the time suddenly my bed started vaibrating and when i came out of the room i saw the glasses of the showcase are shaking i thought that someone is pushing my bed den i woke up i have seen no one near den again i felt down on der bed n it was continiously going on den my mum told me du u feel some thing tha bed is vaibrating then we understood tha it was an earth quake.and one of the wall of my house got crack seriously.. (Robby)
  • Azamgarh - I was watching news on tv, suddenly everything started shaking and we heard people screaming. We ran out of home and stood there for an hour. Its 2 AM in morning but trauma of quake is not letting us sleep. God help people of Nepal.
  • new delhi - light shaking, movemente of lamps and very little movemente of things. Nothing happen but we are very far from nepal.
  • Bhubaneswar - No we thanks god not to put such a disaster. At that movement we are socked and did not take decision what to do.It is horrible and also too penetrate time. So lastly i pray god to save others from such painful disaster.
  • delhi - i was lying on the bed and playing game with mobile. certainly i felt some movements,i got alert and look at kitchen, i saw water in bottle is moving like wave,i knew that its was earth quake, i grep purse n mobile, run out, after 5 min i came, back again felt shaking, then i run out for open space.
  • Arunachal Pradesh - almost no shaking
  • Bhopal - I felt my feets trembling and than I found my bed shaking but nobody was there and suddenly my mobile beeps has a message earthquake ? than I realize it
  • new delhi - The exact time is 11:44:30AM till 11:46:30AM last for almost two minutes
  • patna - 20 min ago i felt it was shaking .(Aftershock) may be.
  • Amity - I was sitting on the couch when I felt a very light wave movement. There was a 5 second pause, then I felt another wave. It was about 5:30pm April 19, 2015
  • Ghoom ,Darjeeling - The top floors of the two of the high buildings in main town Darjeeling Bazar is touching each other.
  • delhi - table and computers started shaking ,for 1 minute but then evreything settled down
  • delhi - no damages to property, but the shaking lasted for 45-50 seconds and was followed by another one after 20-25 minutes.
  • kolkata - I was in my bed and it shook.
  • GEOFON Nepal Apr 25 06:11 7.8 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • new delhi - good
  • new delhi - Longer duration than usual for this area
  • Mumbai - Very mild tremors. Water in glass was shaking
  • Delhi - Enough to shake the bed considerably and seemed to go on for almost a minute or so. No property damage seen so far.
  • cuttqck - Just the bed shook. No damage
  • Bhubaneswar - It was shaking for several seconds but no damage done
  • Calcutta - Beds were shacking mildly and tables too.
  • Alwar - No Damage,
  • kanpur - Thank god
  • Kolkata - We felt it, then after sometime once again
  • lucknow - Felt twice with weak shaking for about 5 sec each time. Chair tables and window panes shaking. Building evacuated
  • gwalior - i saw my televison i.e. automatically vibrate. There is too dangerous.
  • Gurgaon - felt while working, table and chair started shaking
  • Kolkata - I have never faced such an experience regarding earthquake. I was working in office, in 5th floor, suddenly felt a huge shake in my chair. Firstly I thought it might be due to sudden roundrobin occuring in myself. But suddenly felt that it's going on. I lifted myself and found the chair is constantly shaking too much. Felt too much headache and ran out of building. Found some hair cracks in the glasses of 5th floor.
  • UP - I was sitting in my class room,suddenly at 11:45 the benches started to shaking,the process were continued about 5minutes
  • Guwahati - It was horrific indeed as we felt the tremors for 1 min approx shaking the building and high tension power lines clearly visible swinging.
  • Bareilly - My office chair is shaking very strong i feel like someone shaking my chair with hands it is a very bad experience.No damage but strong shaking.
  • jabalpur - It shakes me n my neighbour on d bed around 11:50am
  • Kolkata - Was brushing and suddenly felt my head spinning but later I realised that the water of the pond in front of my house was shaking.
  • bareilly - the whole room was shaking ... it was very scary moment
  • Noida - Felt Twice within 30 mins. Strong shaking but no casualties
  • New Delhi - I was asleep and the shaking woke me up
  • coochbehar - fans, tables, and tv shaking ..
  • Gurgaon - Felt shaking at 2nd floor for a longer period ~ 2 mins
  • Ludhiana - Nothing Fell...!!!
  • bhopal - Chair , Water in glass, Computers & maximum of our office staff were slightly shaking due to earthquake when we were working at 6th floor in office.
  • Memari - It was prolonged . There was a aftershock after 20 minutes or so
  • VADODARA - I felt shaking , no damages
  • Bhadohi,Gopiganj - I am zee,i was sitting on the bed and taking a sip of tea between 12 and 12;30 pm suddenly the bed was started to vibrate i felt that it was earthquake and told to mom that get outside simultaneously to all family member...
  • patna - mai apni classmet ko dekh raha tha eartquick aya mai uske uper girne wala tha tabhi eartqick ruk gaya ........
  • shimla - window & bed was shaking..//
  • Jaipur - Felt light shaking
  • Ahmedabad - we felt the shaking on 8th floor at our office . It was stronh enough to make us run and come out. All the staff of every office of that building rush to the stairs. It was remarkable experience.
  • lucknow - bad
  • ghaziabad - i was worshipping meanwhile i started to shake as if someone is pushing me or as i m dizzing ...never seen this much lage shaking in life it was a pretty adventurous and fearing experience
  • assam - while i was teaching in the classroom i had feel sudden spining my head and chair and TLM on the table are shaking. its 6+
  • patna - First of all I saw my fan hanging from the roof it is just simple shaking but after some few second it is shaking like the pin of the wall watch .it's my second feeling of my life. It's amazing for me.
  • varanasi - I was doing my work and suddenly felt vibration I thought some one is moving my bed but after few seconds it increase its level and I felt that its an earthquake I had first experience of earthquake it was better than I taught
  • bareilly - http://bit.ly/1GtGzHo
  • allahabad - we have also felt the storm today in allahabad, it made us feel shake for a minut, and we rushed out from our houses to the out side...... Ashutosh Srivastava
  • AHMEDABAD - WAS WORKING ON MY COMPUTER, WHEN I FELT VIBRATION. IT CONTINUED, THEN I REALISED THAT IT IS AN EARTHQUAKE, THOUGH MODERATE. EVERYONE CAME DOWN OF THE BUILDING JUST FOR THE SHAKE OF SAFETY. WISHES FOR SAFETY OF EVERYBODY
  • Kolkata - My office is in Commerce house 5th floor. We all felt this earthquake, all the ceiling fans were swinging. People from all the offices in commerce ran through staircase to the outside area. After effects was very strong.
  • gonda - oh my god ....when earthquake came i was lying on my bed nd my bed was shaking so hardly i was really scolded ......i went outside from my house nd i will come back to my house after earthquake..
  • Delhi - Not felt outdoors (1st tremor), mild tremors on the 2nd floor building where my office is for about 20 seconds (2nd tremor)
  • V V NAGAR,ANAND GUJARAT - RACK OF FILES STARTED SHAKING FOR FEW SECONDS. LUCKILY NO DAMAGE IN OUR AREA HAS BEEN REPORTED.
  • allahabad - we felt the shakings of earthquake today in rambagh allahabad..........
  • baruipara,hooghly,westbengal - I was gaming vigoursly and within a second my chair in which I was sitting started ganing motion.with the power of my small brain(I am only 16 now) I turned of the main fuse of our house and came out of my room. Though no body got hurt or any property was destroyed
  • Agartala - i saw the fan shaking and some tremble.
  • sonepur/bharpura - I went to hajipur, so all person are feel and strong shaking.but no loss any.
  • bhagalpur Bihar - fee earthquake 2 times 1st was at 11:43 of 40 to 50 sec and 2nd was of 12:15 of 10 to 20 sec
  • laxminagar newdelhi - i was in the home & felt moving strongly I didn't knew it was earth quake thought it was due to headache but when I check the doors it was also moving & checked out & confirmed it was earthquake after some time there was again shaking.
  • Ahmedabad - We were in the office @ 9th floor of the building when I experienced dizziness but by the time of few seconds came to know that it was earthquake and we all ran out of the building. This was experienced two times. Was little bit in shock but thank god there was no damages.
  • Siliguri - Extremely strong shaking but unlike the last major quake, it was gentler. I was at City centre inox at 4th floor and the whole building was shaking like hell. Lots of cracks observed. False ceiling fell down inside the cinema hall.
  • Patna - Felt very strong shocks. Even the aftershocks at 12.15 IST was very strong and along with it rain too started. All the vehicles in the parking were shaking. Not so much of damaged reported in the city.
  • Krishnanagar nadia west Bengal - Chairs in office were shaking, it was felt for almost 30 seconds.
  • new delhi - We felt everything shaking in our building. bulding was evacuated immidiately. and second time again there were shocks..and again the building was evacuated
  • Kolkata - My sister and I was sitting on the bed and we were moving for a long time.No property was damaged.
  • Allahabad - it was only for19sec everyone in the village came out from to make themselves safe there a Strom from last night and it still continue till now
  • Jhansi - Bhaago
  • meerut - In between the seminar going in my college we all feel violent shaking of chairs mikes and floor.and we were on the 6th floor dat time so then all ran away frm there and scrambled on the stairs to escape lives Damn..fucking shaking ever experienced.but no damage there.
  • nautanwa - So danger i just feeling so happning and i will inforn all worker to escape the building and go ahed for make us safty
  • Pantnagar golegate - Hello my name is aditya manu I was sitting in my room suddenly my chair started shaking my bed also started shaking
  • bagdogra - Like im in swinging..inside building
  • Gangtok, Sikkim - Massive tremor- No damage though minor cracks on the wall.
  • bolpur santiniketan - Very bad experienc
  • noida - i was sit my class and suddenly strong shaking earthquake of 10-15 min became vibrating compann today 25-04-2015
  • Dehradun - No damage seen. Traffic halted temporarily. Felt 2 separate aftershocks.
  • Mirzapur - I am sitting in a chair.The chair is shaking
  • SHAHDOL - Cars, motor cycles parked on the parking lot were started shaking around 11:40 am. It lasted for approximately 25 seconds. Everyone came outside as glass on the windows brakes. This earthquake gave us goosebumps and it's both magnificent and horrible experience to witness a live earthquake.
  • Noida - No damage, but enough to send people outdoors into open areas.
  • kolkata - Strong tremor enough for disequilibrium & vertigo for 2 mins continuously.some cracks seen in walls.second shock after 30 mins & that was for 15 secs.
  • Delhi - Nothing had been damaged, as the epicentre of the Earthquake was in Nepal.
  • Visakhapatnam - Everything was shaking. I felt it very less but in many parts of vizag where my friends live they have experienced the worst
  • Bahraich - shocking
  • cuttack - strong feel of earthquake around 20 seconds in cuttack
  • jabalpur - i was scared
  • kanpur - Whole body was shaking. Windows, doors, crockery rattling a bit.. Vibrations on floor and felt like whole room was trembling.. No damage caused though.
  • delhi - bed tv fans everthing was shaking. even the raillinga on the stairs were shaking
  • allahabad - First time in my life i ever experienced it. I was eating my breakfast about 11 am and the land started shaking.
  • lucknow - i was in school and i felt an earthquake an we rushed out thre is no damage
  • Siliguri - It was shaking buildings and trees like they are made of jelly many bulduing were damaged by internaly.Some casualties and leaving many injured.
  • Kolkata - At that time i was sitting in my chair at my office , suddenly my chair was shaken,i was shivering, my computer was shaken, i feel a breathing problem, i was trying to go outside, nobody was there, in the mean time, all things become quite. Then i heard from my sister it was earth quack.
  • patna - i was in the wash roomwhen everything started shaking.. i panicked..and ws si much scared that i ran outside my house seminude and even threw my cellpone in the washroom..2hours passed and i am still frightened cz i ahve felt after shakes a bit..
  • Lucknow - chakkar aake fir ga😷😵😐😐
  • jaipur - first i thought i m dizzy but then i saw my water jug and the water in the jug was shaking i knew it was an earthquake....i told all my friends and ran down in an open place....but the shake was not that much
  • jamshedpur - I was sitting on the bed with my laptop when I suddenly felt the bed shaking. I felt tremors through my body twice just like giddiness.The tremors were strong
  • AZAMGARH - JUST WE HAVE FELT THAT ALL FAN AND BUILDING'S PART ARE SHAKING AND WE RAN OUT.THERE IS INJURIES......
  • lucknow - Was in school when first shock struct us.Whole of the building of G.D. Goenka Public schoolstarted shaking. Emergency evacuation of all the students was done. Was very thrilling and scary. -Aditya Shaurya
  • Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - First shock was heavy and it lasted around a minute.
  • Bhubaneswar - Bhubaneswar - We felt the shake for more than 30 seconds. We were in Library and vibration was clearly felt in the reading table. Thank god, no damage is done.
  • Varanasi - Strong vibrations could be felt...gates and all furnitures were vibrating...weird voice could be heard due to the vibration...overall a horrifying experience

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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