Important historic earthquakes in Nepal

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Bhojpur, Nepal Jan 22 16:45 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
ER Kathmandu, Nepal Jan 22 05:41 3.3 10 MAP I Felt ItI Felt It INFO
  • kathmandu - Very weak shaking
  • Kathmandu - Felt a quick jolt...like a large truck crashed nearby
  • Kathmandu - I felt the shaking
  • Kathmandu - Window sill shook and floor shook for a second perhaps at local time 11:30 am
  • Kathmandu - It came for around 3-5. Seconds with some different sound.
  • Kathmandu - Moderate shaking
  • Kathmandu - Light shaking
  • USGS Bhaktapur, Nepal Dec 22 23:21 4.0 24 MAP
    EMSC Nepal Dec 22 23:21 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kathmandu - Woke up with a quick strong shake of the window
  • GEOFON Nepal-india Border Region Nov 11 07:07 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Nov 11 07:07 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Oct 25 01:22 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Oct 06 05:07 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Oct 05 16:00 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Oct 05 07:15 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nepal-india Border Region Oct 05 07:15 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nepal-india Border Region Oct 05 07:08 4.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Oct 05 07:08 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Sep 19 19:57 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bharatpur, Nepal Jun 28 04:07 4.7 35 MAP
    GEOFON Nepal-india Border Region Jun 28 04:07 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lalitpur - About 5 seconds- felt like someone was shaking my chair.
  • kathmandu - Light shaking
  • Kathmandu - Very weak shaking
  • Kathmandu - Very weak shaking
  • EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Jun 28 04:07 4.7 10 MAP
    GEOFON Nepal Jun 20 04:15 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nepal Jun 20 04:08 4.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jumla, Nepal Jun 05 01:34 4.8 10 MAP
    GEOFON Nepal Jun 05 01:34 4.8 19 MAP
    EMSC Nepal Jun 05 01:34 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Apr 01 15:11 3.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Mar 02 05:06 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kathmandu - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Xizang-nepal Border Region Feb 21 15:59 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Jan 19 02:53 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Dec 18 11:33 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nepal Dec 08 02:51 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Nepal Dec 08 02:51 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • City - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Nov 18 13:02 3.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dipayal, Nepal Nov 06 03:09 4.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Nepal Nov 06 03:09 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Sep 21 07:19 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nagpur - It shakes only for 15 to 20 second .No property has been damaged in earthquake
  • EMSC Xizang-nepal Border Region Aug 24 10:40 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Aug 22 00:50 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nepal Aug 22 00:50 4.6 10 MAP
    USGS Dipayal, Nepal Aug 22 00:50 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nepal Aug 21 12:03 4.7 10 MAP
  • Kathmandu - Weak shaking
  • Lamabagar, Dolakha - I was about 300m right above the Tamakoshi River, walking along the steep slopes. Because it was drizzling from early morning, I was wearing an Umbrella gifted by a Chinese professor. I was moving towards the upper region of Himalaya for forest inventory work. When shock started, I initially thought rain intensity increased bringing larger drops on umbrella, but within 2 seconds, the shake of all earth mass begin. I was jumped in the hill side and lucky to say, felled rock could not touch me.
  • EMSC Nepal Aug 21 12:03 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Jul 24 04:44 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nepal-india Border Region Jul 15 16:35 4.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Nepal-india Border Region Jul 15 16:35 4.5 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nepal Jul 02 01:58 4.6 10 MAP
  • Kathmandu - I was in bed but fully awake looking at my cell phone so noted the time, 7:44 am. Thought at first a large truck passing by then realized it was a tremor. My bed shook slightly. Lasted 10-15 seconds. Living on 4th floor of newer, 6 level, cement/brick building.
  • Tribeni - Nothing had damaged
  • EMSC Nepal Jul 02 01:58 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Charikot - Light shaking
  • USGS Ramechhap, Nepal Jul 02 01:58 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Nepal Jun 27 18:24 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Apr 24 11:19 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lima - It was one of the biggest earthquakes I´ve ever felt, it was in the year 2007, when I was 4 years old. I remember it lasted around half a minute or less and I was with my family in my house when it happened.When the earthquake had ended, we went to see what happened to our appartament and the roof had broken a little, most of our things had broken and fallen, etc. In the place that was more affected by the earthquake in Peru was in Ica.
  • USGS Ramechhap, Nepal Feb 27 04:21 4.6 25 MAP
    GEOFON Nepal Feb 27 04:21 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Feb 27 04:21 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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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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