Understanding the very strong damaging Nepal/Sikkim earthquake (18/09/2011)

Earthquake information : A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Sikkim, India 12:40:48 UT (10:48 PM at epicenter) The depth of the hypocenter was at 20.7 km. The earthquake caused victims and huge damage in Sikkim (India), India and Nepal. It was also well felt in Bangladesh. Read also: Very strong … [Read more...]

If a serious earthquake would hit Kathmandu Nepal, 13 out of 14 hospitals may collapse

Earthquake-prone Nepal is speeding up efforts to strengthen the ability of its health facilities to withstand a major earthquake, but risk assessments need updating, say officials. Almost a decade has passed since the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) last assessed the structural … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list February 13, 2011

M 5.2      2011/02/13 23:51     Depth 43.8 km     NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA February 14, 2011 at 09:51:01 AM at epicenter Moderate earthquake at an intermediate depth below the wilderness of Latangai Island. No people around. 89 km (55 miles) E (95°) from Rabaul, New … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list October 18, 2010

M 4.7      2010/10/18 23:13    Depth 62.4 km     SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA October 19, 2010 at 06:13 AM at epicenter Just out the coast of Sumatra. Combination of depth and magnitude result in a harmless very light shaking. Nearest villages and town  : Ketahun, Lais and Bengkulu. M … [Read more...]