New massive further damaging earthquake in the Dolakha area, Nepal - Many more fatalities

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Update : 148 dead in Nepal, 62 in India, 2 in Bangladesh and 1 in China. Many more houses were destroyed.

Update 16.00 UTC: 117 have unfortunately died in Nepal. Around 2700 have been injured.  In India, the number from various counts is 44 dead but there are also reports of fewer with 19. We hope that this is the case.  This brings the total to 164.

8202 are reported dead from the 1st quake with an increase of 50 in the last 3 days.

Update 06.00 UTC: 96 have died in Nepal. 44 in India. 2 in Bangladesh and 1 in China.

Update 21.00 UTC: 91 dead and over 2400 injured in Nepal. Dolakha was hardest hit with 40. Fortunately many people were outside their houses and because of the damage from the first quake many people were not in harms way when the second quake hit as they are still waiting to rebuild.

Update 12:00 UTC: 74 have died in Nepal, and 2374 injuries. 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 6:55 UTC: Death tolls per district in Bihar (INDIA): Sitamarhi: 8; East Cham: 5; Darbhanga: 7; Patna: 3; Saran: 3; Madhepura: 2; Samastipur: 2; West-Cham: 1; Siwan: 2; Gopalganj: 2; Nawada: 1; Aurangabad: 1; Hajipur: 1; Sheikhupura: 1; Katihar: 1; Araria: 1; Muzaffarpur: 1 ;  In Uttar Pradesh 2 people also died.

Update 6:30 UTC: 1 additional death came from the M5.9 aftershock of 21:25 UTC. Bhutan has also seen damage from the second major quake.

Update 5:45 UTC:  Including the first quake, the total dead and missing has reached 8742 - our hearts go out to the Nepalese, Bihar and Tibetan communities

Update 5:40 UTC:  The total death toll has reached 8250 from the first quake with 377 missing with most coming from Nepal. This makes the first quake the 38th highest death toll since 1900 (using the CATDAT Damaging Earthquakes Database).

Update 5:30 UTC:  Many more people have been found dead following this M7.3 earthquake.

The death toll now stands at 115 with 68 being in Nepal, 44 in India, 2 in Bangladesh and 1 in China.

1926 have been injured in Nepal, ca. 200 in Bangladesh, ca. 100 in India and 80 in China.

The economic loss estimate from this separate quake is in the order of $500 million USD accounting for the already damaged buildings from the previous event.

Unfortunately, this will also cause many indirect losses, as tourism, and employment takes a further hit.

Update 20:30 UTC: Another strong aftershock of the M7.3 mainshock has hit. This had M4.5 but was quite close to Kathmandu.

Update 18:40 UTC: At least 50 people have died in Nepal, 17 in India and 1 in China.

This value is unfortunately expected to rise as locations are discovered in Dolakha.

Even with 20% occupancy of buildings near the epicenter still, using theoretical models, between 50-400 fatalities are expected in Nepal.

Update 18:30 UTC: There is a new report out on the losses from this earthquake as well as from the previous earthquake from Earthquake Report in combination with CEDIM, SAI, EMI.

http://www.cedim.de/download/CEDIM_ImpactSummary_EarthquakeNepal2015_Report3.pdf

Update 16:00 UTC:   No new updates and counts from the last numbers. We expect updates in the coming hours or tomorrow morning.

Update 14:20 UTC:   41 are dead in Nepal but counting will take a number of days. 1115 injured.

Update 13:20 UTC: Good news! The death toll has reduced to 37 in Nepal.

Lalitpur 1; Sunsari 1; Sindhupalchok 5; Dolakha 19; Unknown 1; Sarlahi 1; Sindhuli 2; Rautahat 1; Ramechhap 1; Gorkha 1 - 37 deaths in Nepal.

Update 12:55 UTC: Landslides are blocking roads to Dolakha which unfortunately means that the worst of the damage is yet to be realised.

We are hopeful that more people were outside than calculated. If 85% were outside at the time near the epicenter, the expected death toll is closer to 200.

Update 12:40 UTC:  Landslides on the (Sidhartha, Koshi, Arniko) Highways are in many places. Landslides have occurred in:-
Rasuwa - Mailung
Dolakha - Singati
Dhankuta - Karkichhap
Syanja - Bhalupahad
Ramechhap - Lakhanpur

Update 12:15 UTC : 16 are reported dead in Bihar, with at least 21 injuries.

Update 12:05 UTC :
Sindhupalchok - 9 deaths; Dolakha - 19 deaths; Kathmandu - 4 deaths; Lalitpur - 1 death; Sindhuli - 2 deaths; Sunsari - 1 death; Rautahat - 1 death; Sarlahi - 1 death; Dhanusha - 1 death; Ramechhap - 3 deaths = 42 deaths in Nepal.

This follows the following distribution. We hope that given that the earthquake occurred around 1pm, that many more people were outside, and that the death toll will not reach 500.

Update 11:55 UTC :  The Indian injuries have been confirmed: 16 in Bihar, 8 in West Bengal. "Several" in UP. 25 are said to be buried under a collapsed building also in Bihar.

Update 11:25 UTC :  Injured so far: Kathmandu 357, Bhaktapur 187, Lalitpur 174 - in total 1117 injured.

There have been 12 "live rescues"", 9 in Dolakha and 3 in Kathmandu.

Update 11:15 UTC : 51 dead : 36 Nepal, 14 India and 1 in China. 1132 injuries.

Update 10:54 UTC : This earthquake is a new event, and has its own aftershock sequence. This is the sequence so far as mapped out by Andreas Schaefer, CEDIM.

A map of the aftershocks of the M7.3 mainshock earthquake of today.

A map of the aftershocks of the M7.3 mainshock earthquake of today (Andreas Schaefer, CEDIM).

Update 10:45 UTC : The time of day was again lucky for the Nepalese, with many people being outside of their houses. We hope that a lot more than 40% were out of their houses!

Update 10:45 UTC : At least 16 have died in Nepal, and 335 are reported injured so far. Chautara - 2 have at least died. 8 have died in Dolakha (this may mean that Bhaktapur was wrong information. 2 have died in Sindhuli.

Update 10:42 UTC : At least 4 people have died in Bihar, India. 4 people have died in Chautara, Sindhupalchok, and 8 in Bhaktapur. More information is expected from Dolakha soon.

Update 10:30 UTC : The likely fatalities from the CATDAT model unfortunately from this cruel triggered event seem to be around the expected 250-600 mark depending on how many people were in their houses. It should be noted that these are median estimates, and that only the distribution should be looked at. Based on historical sequences, this triggered event was quite likely. Most fatalities are expected in Dolakha and Sindhupalchok.

Likely fatality distribution from the model of Dr. James Daniell

Likely fatality distribution from the model of Dr. James Daniell

Information is quite slow to surface due to the shock and recovery that was going on at the time of the event.

Update 10:10 UTC : Many rockfalls and landslides have occurred.

Update 09:40 UTC : This triggered earthquake has caused much damage throughout Dolakha.

Update 09:30 UTC : Much damage is expected in Dolakha. 4 have been killed in Bihar.

Update 09:20 UTC : Updated CATDAT fatality estimate using 40% occupancy: median 580 fatalities with a range from 125-2000. The economic losses have reduced to 250-1200 million with $550 million coming from additional damage. This is with removing the previous losses from the M7.8 earthquake. This does not include the potential extra landslide deaths and losses!

Update 09:15 UTC : 8 dead in Bhaktapur.

Update 09:10 UTC : Of the fatalities through the theoretical model, most are expected in Sindhupalchok (+100), Dolakha (+170), Dhanusa, and a few in Kavrepalanchok.

Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu are expected to have additional damage.

Chautara has reported 4 fatalities and a number of collapsed buildings.

Update 09:05 UTC :

Please stay in open field, help us make free road, do not make phone nw busy. SMS is suggested.

Update 08:55 UTC : From the CATDAT Model:

"The key issue with this triggered earthquake is that there will be much damage on both sides of the border and there is very little data historically. Taking the intensities into account as well as a very different occupancy ratio, it is likely that there will be 50-815 fatalities with a median of 200 additional fatalities. This is using a 20% occupancy ratio in affected communities.

In addition to the damage caused by the first quake, we are calculating an additional 300-1400 million USD damage caused by this earthquake with a median of 600 (620) million USD. There are many uncertainties at this point in terms of all losses, so this will be updated in the coming hours."

Update 08:38 UTC : There will be significant damage from this earthquake, in already damaged locations. Sindhupalchok, was already hard hit from the earthquake, with most people living outside.

Update 07:38 UTC : Below the shaking maps as published by USGS

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Update 07:25 UTC : This earthquake or aftershock will certainly cause new fatalities and even a lot more damage

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22km (14mi) SE of Zham, China
66km (41mi) ENE of Banepa, Nepal
69km (43mi) ENE of Panaoti, Nepal
83km (52mi) E of Kathmandu, Nepal
84km (52mi) ENE of Patan, Nepal

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 7.3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-05-12 12:50:18

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-05-12 07:05:18

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

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EMSC Nepal May 12 22:53 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Camgyai, China May 12 20:44 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 19:37 4.6 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 19:34 4.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 17:28 4.8 10 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 17:28 4.8 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ramechhap, Nepal May 12 17:28 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 16:55 4.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 16:55 4.4 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Nepal May 12 15:28 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Camgyai, China May 12 15:28 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 15:28 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Xizang May 12 14:59 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 13:57 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Nepal May 12 13:43 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 13:43 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 13:43 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Xizang May 12 12:28 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ramechhap, Nepal May 12 12:28 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 12:28 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Nepal May 12 11:58 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ramechhap, Nepal May 12 11:58 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 11:58 4.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 11:21 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 11:21 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Nepal May 12 10:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 10:35 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 10:35 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 10:15 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 10:15 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 09:02 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 08:59 4.7 2 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 08:59 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 08:34 4.8 10 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 08:34 4.8 10 MAP
EMSC Nepal May 12 08:21 5.3 10 MAP
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 08:21 5.2 15 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 08:21 5.2 10 MAP
EMSC Nepal May 12 08:21 5.2 10 MAP
EMSC Nepal May 12 08:13 5.2 10 MAP
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 08:13 5.1 15 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 08:13 5.2 10 MAP
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 08:06 5.0 15 MAP
EMSC Nepal May 12 08:06 5.1 10 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 08:06 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 07:48 5.0 10 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 07:48 5.0 10 MAP
USGS Ramechhap, Nepal May 12 07:36 6.3 15 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 07:36 6.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nepal May 12 07:36 6.2 10 MAP
EMSC Nepal May 12 07:34 5.5 10 MAP
USGS Zuobude, China May 12 07:34 5.4 15 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 07:34 5.4 10 MAP
GEOFON Nepal May 12 07:17 5.7 10 MAP
USGS Kodari, Nepal May 12 07:17 5.6 10 MAP
USGS Zham, China May 12 07:05 7.3 15 MAP
  • Dhaka - Felt bed and chair shaking. Could see building swaying against trees.
  • Tangail - I felt light shaking for about 30 seconds. People around me felt it too. I also got news from my mom who is in another city that they also felt it.
  • Dhaka - no damage
  • Dhaka - No damage . Just a Strong Shake about 20-30sec
  • Dhaka - No damage
  • Dhaka - We felt a quite strong shake for about 20+ seconds and it kept on shaking.
  • Dhaka - Earthquake is felt at about 1:10pm local time here in Dhaka. The epicenter is unknown. It was a moderate type of earthquake lasting for about 1 minute.
  • Dhaka - I rushed outside office when I felt the earthquake. jolted me, my desk and entire office for seconds....first time may be in my life i felt such a serious quake...fortunately on April 25 I was outside so could not feel that day's strong tremors...still I am appalled
  • Dhaka - Shaking continued for around 30 seconds. No damage noticed/reported yet
  • City - I was working in a computer in my office . I felt every thing was shaking
  • Dhaka - no harm done. no injuries.
  • Chittagong - no damaged
  • Dhaka - Sudden shaking felt while I was lying on the bed.Also noticed swinging of ceiling fan for about 10 sec.
  • Dhaka - It wasn't severe. I felt a shake, very weak though.
  • Dinajpur - রাস্তায় দাড়িয়ে ছিলাম,হঠাৎ মাথাঘুরা শুরু হলো! বুঝতে পারলাম এটা ভূকম্পন… সবাই বাড়িথেকে রাস্তায় দৌড়ে নেমে আসল…
  • Thimphu - Felt the shaking and all of us came out of the office building.
  • Thimphu - I was feeling dizziness. Suddenly everything around me starting shaking.
  • Dhaka - আমার ডেস্ক দুলে উঠেছিল, এখনও মনে হচ্ছে ভুমিকম্প হচ্ছে।
  • Dhaka - I was talking over phone with one of my colleagues at my office at floor 10(BRAC Centre). Then I heard my other colleague in a panic stricken voice alerted us "bhumikompo" > It took me 5 seconds to feel the tremor. The tremor almost jolted me here and there. I got down with my other colleagues...the evacuation was disciplined. Thanks Allah SWT. Alhamdulillah! We all are safe.
  • Thimphu - Most of us are mentally stressed and scared especially at night
  • Dhaka - I was inside the building. It shaked moderately. I went out from the building. No damage was reported.
  • GEOFON Nepal May 12 07:05 7.2 15 MAP
  • Delhi - Bed moved for almost 2 mins. or so. No damage so far.
  • Varanasi - Strong quake in Varanasi to 24:35. Quite similar to that of 25 April. Nothing good on e comparable with that of Nepal. Regular movement, everybody out.
  • Kolkata - No damage caused to property
  • Noida - On 9th Floor. Could feel the apartment shaking.
  • Lucknow - I was playing clash of clans and suddenly noticed everything shaving. It was about 12:40 pm
  • Jaipur - Moderate shaking
  • Allahabad - It was strong enough to wake one up, but not to cause damage
  • New Dehli - ITS PRETTY SHOCKING THIS TIME. JUST LIKE THE PREVIOUS ONE IN NEPAL.
  • Keonjhar - Shaking was stronger than the Nepal tragedy day.
  • Noida - I felt it in office around 12:40 pm
  • Lucknow - no damage to property Alhumdulillah. just some furniture shaking, felt floor trembling on 1st floor, railings on stairs as we headed out and doors and gates were swaying.
  • Mayapur, West Bengal - 12.37pm India Standard Time, Mayapur, District Nadia, West Bengal---light to moderate shaking/tremor. Heavier than the big Nepal earthquake but quicker.
  • Noida - There was a light shaking but we managed to get out of our offices but it was quick.
  • New Delhi - I was at the office building on second floor and the chair started to move for 10-15seconds. The glass partitions started to vibrate. The total period of the shaking was close to 30-40seconds
  • Patna, Bihar - I am at junction when the earthquake came.... No any casuality
  • Kolkata - Around 12:45 pm . Moderate shaking ,but was recognizable as a quake .
  • Noida - i felt the sofa moving. panicked environment suddenly. quick execution.
  • Chandigarh - all the persons in our office gathered to the open area when feeling the earthquake
  • Kolkata - Building was shaking for 45 seconds. Medium shaking.
  • Ahmedabad - i feel shaking chair and table
  • New Delhi - No property damage but the shaking was clearly felt.
  • NOIDA - Every body rushed outside the office, scary situation !!!
  • New Delhi - all well. people came out of multi storyed buildings
  • Gurgaon - No Damage. But the shaking was quite long. Like 2 minutes
  • Siliguri - Shaking was prominent. No damage as yet.Disturbing trend. Never seen so many quakes in such a short period of time.Seems a major catastrophe is in the offing.
  • Jaipur - my pc was shaking
  • New Delhi - Shaking for about 30 seconds, building evacuated and felt by most inhabitants
  • Gurgaon - No Damage, but felt it twice
  • Delhi - mild tremor
  • Allahabad - NO Damage Arround On Me, 3 to 5 Times Felt Shaking..
  • Kanpur - no damage. just tables and chairs shaking.
  • Delhi - no damage.
  • Delhi - strong shaking,last for quite some time, came twice
  • Kosi Kalan, Distt. Mathura - Felt Weak Shaking for few seconds. No damage.
  • Noida - no damage
  • Gangtok - strong shaking may be for a minute,..............stationed veh were shaking
  • Delhi - fear..
  • Kanpur - I was at my house and then suddenly my glass full of water started shaking
  • New Delhi - felt quake for around 20 seconds. my chair was continuously shaking...
  • Varanasi - tremors could clearly be felt, water in bottle was showing waves, peaple ran out of their houses, no damages
  • Dehradun - at 12.45 around,may 12th 2015i felt the bed i was laying on was shaking continuously for a while...no other things were damaged.I am terified by this.
  • Noida - it was heavy shaking
  • Noida - shake felt
  • NCR - It was shaky
  • Noida - came out
  • W.B / Murarai/Kalikapur - The people of kalikapur village have felt a light shaking of earth-quack . There happened no harm in our area. And also there is no damage of any kinds real-state. We, the villagers are safe. Almighty please save those who are victims in this earth-quack........(ameen)
  • Gurgaon - Felt it twice. Office building was evacuated quickly.
  • Chandigarh - felt moderate shaking in the office.
  • Gurgaon - ,
  • Gurgaon - The table and overhead lights were shaking.
  • Ghaziabad - It was Light but enough to get us out of the office building. No damage though.
  • Gwalior - vibration is felt at chair and table
  • New delhi - I was working at my workstation and suddenly i felt i am shaking. It was experienced by other colleagues also. Alarmed by tremors we vacated the buiding.
  • delhi - no big deal............
  • Kolkata - Today at around 11:38Hrs. IST, there was a yet another MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE in E & NE India, apparently of even a more magnitude than that of the 25th APRIL's as we felt in NCSM, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata.(India). At around 13.07Hrs. IST there was yet another shock!
  • Dehradun - I was in office and suddenly my desk shake
  • delhi - i felt an earthquake when i was playing game in my pc and suddenly my pc was saking i was just thinking it is my misconception but it realy happened there is not any damage but we shuld alert .
  • Gurgaon - RUN RUN RUN
  • Kolkata - Everything was shaking for talents a minute . Am still feeling giddy
  • Kolkata High Court - Working on my office study Table. Fely that my chair is shaking. Then noted Fan is sking.
  • Patna - i feel quake when i was working in my office no damage here
  • Ahmedabad - felt minor shaking
  • Chandipur - my computer table was shaking while working.
  • Kolkata - Almost all residents of our building rushed out immediately. Street was full of people out of their residences and offices
  • Varanasi - Nothing yet damaged, when Nepal shakes so does north India
  • Gorakhpur - Everything was shaking,people out on the streets.people standong outside even aftr 30minutes,fans,beds,windows tables everything shaking
  • Noida, India - It was very strong, my apartment was shaking very badly. much stronger compare to 25th April earthquake
  • Varanasi - 3rd earthquake this morning in Varanasi. Last very light and short at the moment. Even not panic ...
  • Patna - we felt very clearly the buildings trees shaking for 3 times we all ran to ground from bal bhavan khilkari patana. no damages.. thank god.
  • Calcutta - i was sitting in my bed when it started shaking at 12:36pm INDIAN STANDARD TIME (+5:30 GMT) theceiling fans also started swing for about 2min and people started rushing out of their homes
  • Kolkata - Started by feeling giddy and nauseous. Then noticed the curtains and flower vases in my office shaking violently. Rushed out of the room to see people streaming down the stairs to take to the streets. Joined them. 😛 Thank goodness all is well in Kolkata. Good luck to everybody else.
  • New Delhi - In office. Chair shook hard, like someone was manually shaking it hard. Evacuated and assembled outside. Saw others doing the same. Trooped back in after. More tremors, this time not felt, but seen - the light fixtures were swinging for quite a while. Evacuated building again.
  • Kolkata - another tremor after the first one..
  • Gurgaon - in udyog vihar..
  • Ahmedabad - I felt shaking 2 times.
  • Kolkata - We were at 3rd floor of a 10 stored ofc building. All employees rushed towards the safe assembly area when shocks felt strongly.
  • Noida - felt earthquake.. very scary situation. rushed out of the office.
  • Kolkata - it was for 40-50 seconds, felt same as it happened on 25th april.. but with no damage, we can just see slight cracks, which are ignorable
  • Kolkata - VERY BAD AND WORST EXP
  • Gurgaon - We were on 15 floor maybe thats why felt a little more than the peole at other nearby areas.. no damage done.
  • kolkata - the office was vacated we are worried more about the people in NEPAL
  • Shimla - It was like hell, the monster of devastation was about to appear but some Godly things happened and it stopped.This was seriously a horrible feeling even at this low level...now i could imagine how would it have been on 25 April in Nepal..
  • Joda, Odisha - I feel strong shaking while teaching my white board and projector shaked.
  • Malda - Felt very well ...crates panic among all people....i was at market in the time of earthquake.. Electric wires were waving dangerously.
  • Jaipur - lil bit shaking
  • Dehli - none
  • Jamalpur - The floor was shaking and felt as it was floating like a boat. The street lamp pole was moving to n fro just like a pendulum. It was very Scarry moment. Childrens and peoples were screaming.
  • Delhi - awesome
  • Delhi - A mild shaking . water in bottle vibrating
  • New Delhi - Very weak shaking
  • Kolkata - Was in surgery, felt the stool shaking, realized so was the patient's table. Visual confirmation - iv drip swinging on its pole. No damage
  • Dehradun - I'm on 2nd floor of my office building.... And I felt it twice...
  • Sitamarhi - I fell an earthquake at 3am in the morning
  • Noida - something is shaking
  • Meerut - I felt just like vertigo but my colleague also felt the same around 1:30 pm.
  • Kolkata - Was in the Office and the floor was suddenly shook by felting dizziness for a minute.
  • Jaipur - it was severe i live in flats so ifelt it more i was sitting on chair table in front of started shaking all people were running down
  • Katihar (Bihar) - There was no damage to property or life. But the people panicked. There were slight cracks on the plaster of the walls. I was seated on a bed that was quite heavy and suddenly on 12th May around 12.40 PM I felt my bed shake. I am a handicap and it took time for me to stabilize. And then in next 10 min I felt the 2nd tremor. My computer set moved. The monitor moved by 10 inches and so did the CPU. Even now I feel dizzy and have the feeling of constantly being shaken.
  • EMSC Nepal May 12 07:05 7.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kathmandu - Significant shaking at home; not as strong as 2 weeks ago
  • Ekanta kuna - Abondon our lunch...rush out to the street....big n long n "never-endding" feeling
  • Pokhara - no damage
  • Narayangadh - Everyone panicked and ran outside
  • In the house - I was actually making my hair and felt the window is shaking and sounding and I ran under the door place and wait till the quake finished and came outside so first one I scared but today one I was relax
  • Patan - Information shared by so called experts cannot assure ppl who are in trauma. If they are unable to predict future of quake how they can guarantee that no aftershocks will be bigger than original one.
  • Kathmandu - It'$ very strong I am in 5th floor I can't stand also so its very strong
  • Bharatpur - Nearly felt when standing
  • Damak - I felt it yesterday 11.30am. I felt it 4 times. At the 1st time it was for 16to20 seconds.
  • biratnagar - When i was having lunch with my frieds it suddenly started to shake. Then after sometime it started to shake more stronger. Our small brothers & sisters at third floorm. And lastly it stopped.

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    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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