Strong earthquake near Nyalam, Tibet shakes Kathmandu, Nepal


Update 02:15 UTC : According to the Nepal Seismological Centre, the first quake had magnitude of 6.0, the epicenter located some 80-85 kilo meters from Jiri of Dolakha. Tremors were even felt in Lalitpur, Kavre and Nuwakot.
At least one person got injured when he jumped off the house in Kharibot, Kantipur reported.

Update 18:48 UTC
: It will take several hours before we will get to know exactly if damage was inflicted and where ? As the quake happened in the middle of the night assessment teams (mainly from the Chinese response teams) will at soonest report during the morning hours.
The Nepali Seismological site has real problems to follow the demand as the following message appears : "Bandwidth Limit Exceeded"

Update 18:39 UTC : CEIC China only reports a Magnitude of M3.9 at a depth of 9 km, a lot weaker than the other international agencies who are reporting M4.9 or M5.0. Below picture shows the epicenter following the Chinese authorities who are also very specialized in the field.

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Update 18:35 UTC : The earthquake was felt in large parts of Nepal like in Pokhara, several hundred km distance from Kathmandu. The map below shows some very strong earthquakes who happened in the same area than today ie in 2008 a Magnitude 6.8 earthquake !

Update 18:27 UTC : Please keep in mind that the calculation of the epicenter location and depth is a very complicated task. Updates on these are normal. Error margins can go up to 20 km in each direction. We can however be sure that the epicenter is close to the border below the high Tibetan plateau.

Update 18:22 UTC : Epicenter of the earthquake just at the Tibetan side of the border and very close to Nyalam (Kodari road). We do fear for damage close to Nyalam.

Kathmandu felt the earthquake as one of the strongest ones of the last couple of years. We believe however that no or max. minor damage would occur in Kathmandu

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3km (2mi) NNW of Chongdui, China
74km (46mi) NE of Banepa, Nepal
79km (49mi) NNE of Panaoti, Nepal
81km (50mi) NE of Kathmandu, Nepal
84km (52mi) NE of Patan, Nepal

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.9

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-08-31 01:49:19

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-08-30 17:49:19

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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EMSC Western Xizang Aug 30 17:49 5.0 10 MAP
  • kathmandu - never felt earthquake like this before, everything shaking for like spring for few seconds
  • Kathmandu - at 11:30 or 11:35, we felt a strong jolt (nepal time).
  • Boudha, Nepal - It was weird cause it wasn't like a regular earthquake that goes for a few seconds, this was just one shake strong enough to make most neighbors get out of their houses.
  • Kathmandu - it started with moderate shaking and then strong movement for a few seconds
  • Kathmandu, Nepal - it was a brief but strong jolt which lasted for about 5 second and light shaking that lasted for 2-3 seconds! the house i am staying in literally shook! and before it started there was this "bang" noise
  • Kathmandu - Woke up. All dogs are barking. People out on the streets talking.
  • Kathmandu - Moderate shaking for short period. Just gone another earthquake while typing
  • Kathmandu,Nepal - Shaky!!
  • Nepal - Earthquake alarm went off and we felt the shaking
  • Bharatpur - I was sleeping on the rooftop and just woke up cause the shaking....
  • Kathmandu, Nepal - I felt a big earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 30, 2013
  • Kathmandu - House shook for about 10 seconds. Low rumble without identifiable locale throughout shaking.
  • kathmandu - shook my house well
  • Chovar Kathmandu - shaking with sound (?)
  • boudha - mild shaking with an aftershock about 5 minutes later
  • Katmandu, Nepal - a few seconds
  • Kathmandu - Earthquake felt like shaking everything increasing the level of shake......
  • Lalitpur - I was surfing , I heard some ticking noise and then my room started shaking . Thank god it lasted only for a few seconds.I feels it's really coming for us now in Nepal and in kathmandu
  • Kathmandu - A slightly strong shake for about 5 secs and then a feeble aftershock was also felt!
  • Manamaiju, Kathmandu - shaking for 10 secnds. mild return earthquake after 4-5 minutes
  • Kathmandu - Well, I was just using my laptop when I felt a shake..
  • Kalanki - I am writing on behalf of my gf who felt it in Kalanki. According to her, it was strong and she was damage though.
  • kathmandu - did get my head off my work
  • Kathmandu,nayabazar - My roof was shaking ,i live at the top floor......i found it was4.6 in the net
  • Tinkune, Kathmandu - I was scared.
  • Kathmandu - I felt light to moderate shaking which lasted about ten seconds and occurred at approximately 11:30 in the time zone unique to Nepal. The shaking was accompanied by a low indistinct roar.
  • kathmandu - I felt two jolts 15 mins ago. The first was much stronger than the first lasting 5-6 seconds.
  • Kathmandu - two quick tremors till yet.
  • Lalitpur - the shake was quiet strong but lasted only a few seconds
  • Kathmandu - I was trying to sleep and suddenly I felt my bed shaking and i think it was 11;30!!!
  • Lalitpur - I felt at around 11:35 PM NST
  • Earthquake - The tremor came twice; first a major one, and the second a lighter one after around 8 minutes from the earlier. No casualty known so far, people are out on the street, or on open spaces.
  • bhaktapur - moderate shaking with cracking sound and an aftershock after sometime
  • Kathmandu - shake my bed.
  • Kathmandu (Patan) - Alarm went off for a sustained time; I didn't feel it, but husband said he did, and chandeliers shook. Went off again a second time; again, husband said he felt slightly. I was too busy ducking under table 🙂 Lots of dog barking.
  • kathmandu - I was studying Goljan pathology when the strong quake shooke me madly
  • lalitpur - it was short and not too strong. nothing too scary
  • kathmandu,Nepal - i wake up from deep sleep and experience shake ..dogs were barking and people were all around the street.
  • Kathmandu Nepal - Happened at ~11:40 pm Nepal Time
  • kathmandu - My god it was dangerious
  • kathmandu - in the middle of the sleep..suddenly the house started was very different from other earthquakes and lasted for a longer time...
  • pulchowk - felt shook horizontal
  • Kathmandu - Felt the floor shake a little, for a very short duration
  • kathmandu - felt very shaky... for around 3 secs, after few minutes again felt slight shake
  • Kathmandu - The bed shook. Parents still sleeping. They didn't even realize it. Dogs barking everywhere.
  • kathmandu - my house felt shaking.
  • Kathmandu - All my friend's medals started shaking and the bed shook like some powerful being had just hit it with all its might.
  • city - It was really strong for few seconds
  • kathmandu - haliyo halayo jhandai mariyo aru ta k hunu ra
  • Kathmandu,nepal - I was sleeping and using facebook....suddenly my bed start shaking
  • kathmandu - at 23:36
  • Budhanilkantha - I was about to go to bed, when all of a sudden my bed shook and the windows in the bedroom were vibrating very angrily. It was pretty scary.
  • Boudha - awosome , was watching a horror movie when it happened ..
  • Kathmandu - it was for not more then 2 secs.. but a strong one
  • kathmandu - felt the vibration while i was sleeping
  • baneshwor kathmandu - made me wake my sleeping sister and get out of the house immediately.
  • Kathmandu - Earthquake felt around 11:40 pm. Circular movement but quite strong.
  • Kathmandu - scary!!
  • Kathmandu, Nepal - Felt the bed shaking....a scary one......At Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bhaktapur - stong shaking with cracking sound for few seconds, would have caused damaged if it would have create disaster if it would have lasted for some time as in 2011.
  • kathmandu - it was strong earthquake
  • kathmandu - not too high
  • kathmandu - three initial shakes and 1 aftershock
  • Kathmandu - I was literally woke up by this strong jolt, i came awake straight from deep sleep. Kathmandu nepal
  • Lalitpur - my bed literally shook and the doors and windows rattled
  • kathmandu - shook the bed everyone is out in the street
  • Maitidevi, Kathmandu - Building shaked !
  • Kathmandu - At 11.35pm local. Strong jolt followed by moderate shaking for about 5-10 seconds. Aftershock less severe about 11.50pm lasted about 2 seconds.
  • Basundhara ,Kathmandu - shake little bit for 1st time then 2nd time it was strong one
  • Bhaktapur - About 7 seconds mild then at once few sec Strong Shaking, I felt North-south shaking. Kamalvinayak, Bhaktapur.
  • kathmandu - strong shaking but it was short, approx 2 secs
  • Kathmandu - Shaked for abt 5 sec
  • bhaktapur, nepal - 3 seconds light tremors followed by 2 seconds more moderate shaking at 11.35pm.... A further slight tremor very short lived 5 mins later
  • hadigaon - bed shaking as well as other things shaked...
  • Bhaktapur, Kathmandu - one big jolt...and over...after sometime another jolt & over... i think not that big enough in Kathmandu area...but people are in panic...
  • Kathmandu - I was listening to Pink Floyd songs, and it started shaking just a little at first, and then suddenly splendid. Ran out of my room, out of my house 😀
  • Imadol, lalitpur - it was very strong for a couple of secs.. everything shaking with noise. we ran out of house and stayed there for 10 min then returned back to house..
  • Balaju - Chaingate was shaking as if somebody was rushing to open
  • Lalitpur - I felt a strong vibration for a very short duration.
  • Kathmandu - Felt all over kathmandu
  • Kathmandu, Nepal - I felt twice
  • birgunj,nepal - I was on bed for sleep suddenly i felt like shaking but it was very weak to conform when i came to know earthquake has come in capital city kathmandu i got conformed that i had felt a very weak earth quake...
  • Kathmandu - Very sudden, woken from sleep, power went off briefly, dogs barking, people shouting.
  • Lalitpur - I felt the earthquake and got up. It was like an strong one. but short.
  • Kathmandu - I heard a loud sound and then my building shook.
  • kathmandu - A strong and sharp jolt north south direction.. and then the usual vibration of the earth for about 10 seconds
  • Kathmandu - really strong shaking
  • kathmandu - i was studying my accountancy ,preparing for my exam ...damn that was so horrible .Thank you Jesus i am still alive
  • Chabahil, Kathmandu - It was strong one but lasts for jus a second
  • kathmandu - I felt a strong shaking.
  • Kathmandu - I too heard the sound of the shake, weird but a good experience after the 6.9 hit 18 months ago. that took my heart into mouth
  • kalanki kathmandu - resting beside wall felt like some one pushed me from behind, it was terrible
  • Kathmandu - Its shocking
  • Sundarija - Second wave felt a while ago it was weak...but the first one gave me a panic attack.
  • kathmandu - Very shake,fuckin Guu in toilet ,haha me no die,it funny how my shit go up n down
  • Kathmandu - Its was very strong shaking and felt like it would never end.., and then after few minutes again it came back
  • Kathmandu - it woke me up...
  • kathmandu - shaked well enough to scared human ..mother nature is somtimes cruel.
  • kathmandu - i felt the shaking for 3-4 seconds
  • Dilibazaar, KTM - Was sleeping when the quake woke me up. Was pretty strong- Ran out of the house ASAP. Have a feeling another bigger ones gonna strike...scared.
  • ktm - It shook my bed
  • Bhaktapur - Playing chess on laptop just before shake, forgot to message earthquake to friend with nervous.
  • kathmandu, nepal - felt vibration
  • Kathmandu - The experience was good but so scary.
  • Bhaktapur Nepal - Due-tre secondi. Breve. Come una botterella. Abbastanza forte ma molto breve. Dicono che a Banepa, 10 km in linea d'aria in su per il Tibet sia stato avvertito forte. Noi siamo 10 km. + vicini di Kathmandu all'epicentro segnalato. Nessun danno. Funziona tutto.
  • lalitpur - its my exam tomorrow.... was wishing if the exam cud postpone, something wud happen n there was a shake... was so so so shocked, what did i wish for!!!
  • Kathmandu - Head still spinning n legs still shaking
  • Lalitpur - I was on youtube and facebook ...i as deep listening music and i could feel the bed shaking.. i abruptly got alert about what's happening.. and heart every one shouting..
  • Bhaktapur - it was wave style earthquake
  • new baneshwor Ktm - when i was sleeping on the bed was shaking and iam weak and weak up my sister.
  • Kathmandu - Woke almost all people around here.
  • KTM - Was laying on my bed when I felt the shaking
  • kathmandu - i was on the phone when suddenly i felt that somebody pushed me. it was strong, the strongest i ever felt.
  • samepa lalitpur nepal - heard the heavy iron gate's jolting sound
  • Kathmandu - Strong ripple through house on ground floor, only one wave, with bang like sound. Very fast. Then nothing, though read that others felt aftershock. Have experienced many quakes as am from mediterranean originally. This one did not disturb much.
  • boudha phulbari rd - Moderate to strong shaking woke me from deep sleep. Many neighbors still outside. Seemed stronger jolt than in 2011
  • Kathmandu - I was working with my laptop on my bed and all of a sudden, the bed swung... before I could think of doing anything, it stopped... my heart came to my mouth; ran to see my sleeping son... the heart beat wildly for more than 10 minutes... and then the aftershocks...
  • Kathmandu - windows shaken as if someone has done it intensely.
  • Kathmandu - Minor one around 2330hrs
  • Boudha Kathmandu - Lying in bed and felt a subtle but definite vibration for 4 or 5 seconds before the actual shaking began. Having gone outside, felt slight swaying like being on a boat. Similar quake in Oct 2012 and larger and longer shaking in Sept 2011 that killed 3 people here and many in Sikkim.
  • Kathmandu - Experienced a sudden jolt and it continued for more than 5 seconds. A second less magnitude aftershock was experienced 5 minutes later.
  • kathmandu - I was using net in computer certainly I feel shake and it was earthquake. Feel afraid. Don't know it will come back or not.
  • Thamel, Kathmandu - bed shaking, everybody in the hotel seemed to get woken up by it
  • Baneshwor kathmandu - I was reading suddenly felt weak shaking after some second strong shaking . Hurriedly i went outside the home then after 5 minutes again moderate shaking.
  • Kathmandu - Mientras chequeo el correo electronico a eso de las 23:30 horas, noto un pequeno movimiento, dejo de mirar la pantalla y se mueve toda la casa, corto unos 3 segundos, pero lo suficiente para salir a la calle hasta ahor. Me quedo mas tranquilo sabiendo que el epicentro esta lejos, en Tibet cerca de Nyalam. Espero que por alli, no haya pasado nada grave, ya que no habita mucha gente. Buenas noches!
  • kathmandu - just two times experience in same moment ...first tym in mah lyf
  • nepal - everything was going good until i was going to close my laptop suddenly earthquake arrises and it was the most shocking it last for 15 sec OMG!!
  • kathmandu - i was working on my computer. i hear some noise like driving bus and i thought it was that. but a second later every thing inside my room start to sake up and down. it was around 1:35 pm here in Kathmandu. immediately, i ran down and woke my family up. now i'm here in my room working in my computer with a glass of water near me as quake predictor :).
  • kathmandu - Felt like someone was waking me up.light but felt it very well.
  • kathmandu - I was sleeping...suddenly i felt that my bed was shaking.. it was damn scary!
  • Thamel, Kathmandu - Thanks God, You saved ! The building was shaking and i thought its the last day. We thought to run out but staying in the 4th floor and in the same time, On the crowd of concrete building , Where to escape ? This time, the God Saved ! But I know we are making our life in threat by ourselves making huge buildings without any open area . Arjun Arjun
  • kathmandu - so scary
  • Teku, Kathmandu - Very Scary. It felt as if the ground was being dragged underneth me.
  • kathmandu - scared me...ran down and stood just outside the house for sometime
  • Kathmandu - First time experiencing the earthquake aftershocks. It was so bad, windows rattling and bed rock. My heart dropped. Prayers out there to those are affected.
  • KAthmandu - moderate shaking
  • kathmandu - my whole body was shaking
  • Gaushala - Had to get everybody out. Got quite scared
  • Kathmandu - Uhh it was scary
  • Kathmandu - Felt like a horizontal shake. Would have have created havoc if had lasted longer.
  • boudha - Just thgt how it became morning out of sudden and so came out to be earthquake at last.....
  • Bhaktapur - We were sleeping. Suddenly, we felt a shock that made us awake. When we ran outside, many locals had already came out.
  • Ktm - Strong shaking. Now I feel nausea n my legs are trembling.
  • Kathmandu - A strong jolt for 1.5 sec.
  • lazimpat, kathmandu - i felt strong shaking around 2 0r 3 second. everything inmy room was shaking. i felt strong jolt.
  • boudha,kathmandu - it was moderate strong was aswesome also,by Seismological wave make good knowelege,how to safty for futher earthquake.
  • jaishidewal, teku - it was terrifying.. i was chatting on fb n suddenly my chair strtd shakin n evrythn in my room.. n very strang sound was comin
  • kathmandu - scary indeed everything in my room was shaking!!
  • Kathmandu - It was a very strong shake for just a few seconds.
  • kathmandu - Strange thing was it sounded like a blast.....very strange
  • Kathmandu, Durbargmarg - Its amazing shaking..we are badly scare..
  • Kathmandu, Bhaisepati - Though light shake but was furious, as i felt it for the first time till now.
  • Kathmandu - powerful quake before midnight. felt for few seconds.
  • Duwakot - 6 rector earthquake @ Nepal
  • kathmandu,maitidevi - when i was about to close my cupboard i felt strong rattling of it for the first event and 2nd time i felt it when i was sitted in floor wid my frenz in my room
  • Kathmandu - Wow ... i never heard the birds tweet in midnight like this…
  • kathmandu baluwatar - The shake was strong at first, very shaky the heavy closet was shaking and later the second one was lighter and short.
  • Kathmandu - 11'30 due scosse di terremoto la prima più debole la seconda più forte, durata circa 10 secondi, eravamo ai piani alti, siamo scesi giù dopo la scossa,dove siamo noi non ci sono spazi aperti senza edifici attorno, speriamo bene........... qui zona samakushi, siamo rientrati in casa, in questi casi non si sa mai cosa sia meglio fare...........
  • Kathmandu, Nepal - We felt sharp jolt. It knocked down photo frame from the stand. We are located at kathmandu in Nepal.
  • bhaktapur - i was very scared, post the very long earthquake on 16th sep,2011. it was a strong shake but it didnot last very long. but it was strong enough to let everybody know and run out of their houses.
  • Gothataar - top of a 4 story building, felt the bed shake a couple of times.
  • bhaktapur/tarkhagal - Mmlv ..i was watching tv. I heard a sound felt moving. Within 2sec felt stronger movement..power supply cut off..ran Away outside my home. After 5 mins Come back to room and start searching nepal website for earthquake information but it was not working. Fm radios were busy playing indians song. So sad again felt eq. Ran away outside my home
  • Kathmandu - Sudden and shaking!!
  • Samakushi, Kathmandu - It was exactly 11:32 pm. I was in my room when i felt like i was riding a swing. Everything was moving from left to right.
  • kathmandu - hahahah i felt i'm going to die... thanks to godd but it was huge , whole society was on the run to open ground....
  • KTM - I can't sleep now .. Never felt such power before .. This one was with NOISE . BANG ,!! ,
  • Kathmandu - Sharp short shock two times in 15 to 20min interval
  • gokharna - gokharna. moderate.
  • Allahabad - i was just supporting the pillar watching movies n i felt it.
  • Kathmandu - It was a sudden strong jolt for 2-3seconds. Scary!
  • Kathmandu - Big enough to move my bed and make us leave the house for a time
  • Dinanagar - I was on bed and felt very weak tremors. I was not sure so I was waiting for the news.
  • Kathmandu - Strong shaking for a couple of seconds....then another one in a gap of two/three mins .......was one of the strongest shakes I've ever felt here in Kathmandu......and perhaps as it was midnight already and most of the city was asleep....its intensity was a bit maximized than usual...
  • Godawari, Lalitpur - I was sleeping and it woke me up suddenly. Though earthquake was for few seconds.., it was strong! My legs are still shaking..!
  • balkot, bhaktapur - normal nai thiyo, 2 yr paila ko bhanda
  • Godawari, Lalitpur - I was sleeping then I suddenly woke grandmother was shouting to get out of room. Also people around us were making noises already. Though earthquake is for few seconds, it was strong and my legs are still shaking. There arent any damage here at godawari caused by it since it lasts for only few seconds! -sb
  • Bhaktapur, Nepal - It was a jolt, but a jolt strong enough to make me run down from the 4th floor where I was checking mails. The after-shock gave me a scare again!! Can't sleep!
  • kathmandu - wow!
  • balkot,bhaktapur - i scared to much..........
  • kathmandu - I felt light to moderate shaking which lasted about ten seconds and occurred at approximately 11:30 in the time zone unique to Nepal. The shaking was accompanied by a low indistinct roar. for 3 time in betwen 11.30pm to 12 am
  • Chabahil, Kathmandu - I was dreaming, i felt something and i was awake when suddenly again there was another strong shock that last for only a second. Although it was really scary.
  • baneshwor - thought my brother farted,but when I woke up he was looking at me.. lolz 😉
  • Kathmandu - A minor shake for a second
  • kathmandu - i felt it
  • kathmandu - It was huge .heartbeat rose upto 140 I guess..never experienced such an earthquaku which woke me was huge than 6.9 that i experienced in kathmandu..was it only 4.9???
  • Lalitpur - Everyone of us at hostel went down when we felt the vibrations!!! it was scary but was wonderful experience also..
  • Kathmandu, Nepal - Strong shaking, but very short. Maybe only a second or two? Very brief aftershock felt about 10min. later.
  • kathmandu - It was around 12 at night when i felt the shake.then everyone around my placce started shouting and coming out of their houses to the open.later after few minutes everyone returned to their homes. and again after several minutes another shake was felt which was weaker than the former.
  • Kathmandu - a strong jolt after a moderate shaking...
  • kathmandu - it was around 12 at night when i felt it. everyone around the place started shouting and coming out of their houses to the open.few minutes later everyone returned to their homes.then several minutes later, another quake was felt which was a bit weaker than the former.
  • kathmandu - i was surfing the net around 11:30 to 11:35. then suddenly there was a jolt which made my pc monitor shake. Well it was a scary experience!!
  • Kathmandu - strong struck...felt uneasy
  • kathmandu,maitidevi-33 - First was very strong later on it was just a bit shaking
  • kathmandu - I was at 4 th floor and bed and doors were shaky. I thought it was more than 5.5 rectar becoz I clearly felt it and got afraid.
  • kathmandu - I just rushed and hid under the table after the quake was over !!
  • Kathmandu - I felt my bed shaking strongly. It was a very shor(2-3 sec)t but strong shaking .
  • Kathmandu - Strong enough but didnt last long... Scared
  • bhaktapur, nepal - It lasted for about 10-12 seconds and disappear at first phase.
  • Dhumbarahi,Kathmandu - Strong shaking for few seconds. Was really very afraid
  • Kathmandu - Duration was around 5-7 seconds approx. most people were already in deep sleep when i asked next morning.Had it been for bit longer duration n intensity then Kathmandu would have been devastated.
  • Chhauni, Kathmandu-15 - My son woke me and my wife and we all climbed to the roof for safety. We felt the jolt of second aftershock.
  • Kathmandu - We were sitting on a chair and the chair shook violently as if someone is pushing it. The chandeliers started swaying. The tremors came around 1130 and then again after 12 mins or so. No damage occurred though.
  • Patan - Strong jolt woke family up. Earthquake alarm went off quite strongly. Went outside for about half an hour in case aftershocks. Luckily not as strong or as severe as September 2011.
  • kathmandu - strong jolt
  • Kathmandu - Mother nature had too much to drink last night! She nearly fell off her chair thankGod no big damage here in Kathmandu! It was huge!
  • Baudha - 11.50pm I felt a shaking I.e earthquake in baudha, nepal
  • kathmandu - OMG I screamed out so loud and could not sleep whole night with the fear that it might return again.Thank god we are all safe!!
  • Patan,Lalitpur - I thought it was going to be pretty serious.Even if it didn't last long...The thought alone scares me !!!
  • kathmandu - kathmandu,Nepal
  • Mulpani, Kathmandu - Light beginning and a very strong shake at last, I didn't get out of my home.
  • kathmandu - I felt it in Kapan,Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu - Was close to running out of the house only with my boxers on..
  • darjeeling India - Slight Jolt
  • Gokarna,Kathmandu - I was sleeping and suddenly i felt my bed moving.I was not sure what to do.My brother came and we went to the living room but the earthquake was gone by then.We felt another strong shaking after sometimes.I couldn't sleep so i watched football,chelsea vs bayern munich. I think i have earthquake phobia.
  • Pandobazaar, Bhaktapur Nepal - Today I was wake-up by Earthquake instead of my 11:45 Alarm set for my Night Duty.
  • Mandikhtar - It was awful the first one at 11:40 and later lasted with a jerk. More scary as the rain started pouring down. Anyways we are all safe , let us all thank God.
  • Kathmandu - I woke up because of it while I was asleep.
  • Kathmandu/ Pepsicola Town planning - I experienced strong shaking but for few seconds. It created panic in our neighbourhood and lots of people come out on the street fearing rehappening of the event. I' m an engineer working for ensuring construction of Earthquake resilient school buildings in Nepal.
  • Mandikhatar, Kathmandu - Well it was terrifying, the whole bed shook heavily. And was scary may be it was mid night and on top started raining immediately
  • Kathmandu - Very Shaking
  • Lalitpur, Nepal - well, thought this was a big one as it made a big noise with all the corrugated metal roof shaking. But it was short, otherwise.................
  • Siddhipur - i was chatting wid my friends when the earthquake came my laptop start to shaking and me too.its happen exactly 11:30 pm i m scared and starting to cry
  • Balaju ,Kathmandu - I was just sleeping in bed (11:30pm),& my mom was watching movie, suddenly mom told me , earthquake came, then suddenly i felt like someone pull me up & than shake for few sec, it was really horrible... again after few min earthquake returned, this time i felt, this earthquake is my horrible experience of my life....
  • Kathmandu - i am sleeping to bed
  • Kathmandu - My phone was vibrating!!!!
  • Kathmandu - One big shake followed by very small ones, lasting only some seconds. Much less violent than the one felt in 2011 in the same city.
  • KimDol Swayambhu - Lying in bed listening to some music had just taken a drink and thought it must be strong the bed is shaking and roaring at me - quickly realising it is an earthquake jump out of bed and grad my "GO BAG" for such occasions - Happily I have been preparing a earthquake plan for Umbrella foundation and this has made my work all the more real. As I am from Ireland it is my first earthquake experience (thankfully it was light) Wish you all well and Stay safe...Niall Kavanagh
  • kathmandu - was drinking alcohol and watching 2012 movie, suddenly i heard the shaking noise from kitchen,was so scared and hardly i wore my bf's boxer and went down to the ground .
  • kathmandu - reveil en sursaut grosses vibrations du lit de l hotel tenki dans le thamel
  • narayantar - i was lyin in bed and hadnt fallen asleep yet. suddenly it started shaking pretty violently but only for a few seconds. the shaking was accompanied by noise. ran outside barefoot in my boxers in a panic.there were some drunk guys looking at me like i was crazy. went back inside and prepared some coffee. soon as i sat down to drink it the after shock hit and needless to say i dipped out faster than usain bolt.
  • Samakhushi, Kathmandu - It was a sudden strong jolt for 2-3 seconds. Scary!
  • Dhapasi, Kathmandu - One big strong shake like being kicked from the buttocks!!!
  • Kathmandu - The building and bed shook for probably 10-15 seconds.we were on the third floor
  • Kathmandu - a strong jolt was experienced after weak shaking.
  • kathmandu - If earthquake last for 1 mins. It may be dangerous
  • Durbar Square, Kathmandu - I was in bed ... the bed started shaking quite strongly and i felt the building sway. Being in an earthquake is quite an eerie experience ... I can't imagine the horror of having buildings come crashing down around us, although I'm always on the alert and ready to flee when an earthquake hits. The main problem is that it comes without any warning, so there's little or no reaction time to sufficiently protect yourself.
  • Kathmandu - It was quite a bigger quake
  • Boudha - strong shaking while in bed, lasted 3-5 minutes, lots of dogs began barking
  • GEOFON Xizang Aug 30 17:49 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO


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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) ?
    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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