Skip to main content

Nepal earthquake April 12, 2015 creates history

The death toll from the deadly earthquakes and aftershocks in 2015 have now crossed the earlier record of 8,519 deaths set in Nepal in 1934. The death toll from April 2015 earthquake stands at 8,583 as of May 18, 2015.

The April 2015 earthquake with its epicenter in Barpak village of Gorkha district triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest and the Langtang valley.

The earthquake caused widespread damage in Nepal, India, China and Bangladesh. A total of 78 deaths have been reported in India, followed by 25 in China and four in Bangladesh.

At least 58 foreigners have died in the earthquake with 112 still reported to be missing.


About Nepal earthquake 1934


The massive earthquake in 1934 (also called 'Great Nepal Bihar Earthquake') struck Nepal at 2:13 pm on the 16th of January with its epicenter about 9.5 km south of Mount Everest. The 8.4 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage in Nepal and neighbouring northern Bihar region of India. At least 8,519 people died in Nepal only. The total death toll was more than 10,000.

The 1934 Nepal earthquake has now become the second deadliest earthquake on record to hit Nepal.

The first recorded earthquake in history of Nepal of magnitude 7.7 in June 7, 1255 AD killed one third of the total population of Kathmandu including Abahya Malla, the King of Kathmandu valley.

earthquake bhaktapur durbar square
Earthquake damage at Bhaktapur Durbar Square
earthquake kathmandu durbar square
Earthquake damage at Kathmandu Durbar Square

earthquake kathmandu
Earthquake damage at Kathmandu Durbar Square
earthquake Khokana
Earthquake damage at Khokana
earthquake sitapaila kathmandu
Tilted house due to earthquake in Sitapaila, Kathmandu

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Have you ever witnessed an earthquake? What effect did it have on you?

Q: Have you ever witnessed an earthquake? What effect did it have on you? In general, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event either natural or caused by humans. Here we are talking about the natural cause. A natural disaster is a sudden natural event triggered by environmental factor which can cause loss of life or property damage. Earthquake is one of the common natural disasters worldwide that has claimed several lives causing huge economic losses. You might have also witnessed an earthquake in your time. This is an open discussion to share about any earthquake experienced in your life. Kindly use the comment section below to share your earthquake experiences.

Recent Natural Disasters List January 2, 2021

  Recent Natural Disasters 2021: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report. Keep this page open or visit later to get update report. Check Worldwide Natural Disasters List + Detail Report Major Natural Disasters Today Flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia -At least 21 people have been killed in the recent flooding in Indonesian capital of Jakarta. -More than 60,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes. Recent Earthquakes M 4.5 light earthquake in Central California (@ 33 km depth) with epicenter located 6 km E of Hollister, United States. 14:42 UTC (local time: 06:42, 2021-01-02 @ epicenter) M 4.8 moderate earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 118 km S of Luwuk, Indonesia. 13:59 UTC (local time: 21:59, 2021-01-02 @ epicenter) Magnitude 3.6 light earthquake in Dodecanese Islands, Greece (@ 12 km depth) with epicenter located 16 km NNW of Néon Karlovásion, Greece. 02:25 UTC (local time: 04:2

Global Natural Disasters Map 2020

Map of Major Natural Disasters 2020 Above is the major natural disasters occurred in 2020 so far. The natural disaster map shows the occurrences of recent natural disasters 2020 including earthquake, floods, tsunami, wildfire, tornado, hurricane etc. The information in the map (google map) is manually entered by  Recent Natural Disasters . It includes facts, statistics, photos, videos and links to detail report on particular natural disasters. Click on the icon above and a message will pop up with data about the particular natural disasters. Use the magnifying glass with the plus sign (+) to zoom in, and the minus sign (-) to zoom out. Do you want this natural disaster map? Just paste HTML below to embed in your website. You can adjust width and height according to your site layout. All global natural disasters of 2020 will be shown automatically once the code is added. <b>Map of Major Natural Disasters 2020</b><iframe  height="