7.5 [Upgraded: M7.9] Magnitude Quake Hits Nepal

AP, By Binaj Gurubacharya, April 25

A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu and the U.S. Geological Survey says it expects heavy damage.

Early reports from Kathmandu say some houses have been damaged and walls toppled.

There is no immediate word on casualties.

The quake hit around noon Saturday and was also felt in neighboring India as well as in Pakistan.

M7.5 – 35km E of Lamjung, Nepal



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India has announced it has mobilized its resources to help devastated Nepal.

“As directed by Prime Minister, we have mobilized all resources to support Nepal. We have at present diverted three aircraft and two helicopters to carry NDRF team, doctors, food, water and medicine among others to Nepal,” Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar told PTI news agency.


About 1,000 climbers, including 400 foreigners, had been at camp or on Everest when the quake hit.

The Guardian: Nepal quake kills more than 1,000 and spreads terror on Everest
AP: Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake
Indian Express: This one was big but The Big One is yet to come, say experts
Mashable: Images
India Today: Earthquake LIVE updates: Toll touches 1000 in Nepal, 34 in India

Washington Post: An earthquake felt across South Asia
Washington Post: More than 1,500 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal
Washington Post: Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal – Slideshow.
The Guardian’s Live Blog
Earthquake-Report.com: Deadly earthquake Nepal – At least 2,345 people killed, many thousands more injured
Earthquake-Report.com: Deadly earthquake Nepal 25/04/2015 – Archived part nr. 1 (mainshock and thereafter)

SMH: Kathmandu shifts three metres in 30 seconds
BBC: Himalayan ‘drop after Nepal quake’

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  • Dozens killed as devastated Nepal suffers another strong earthquake

    Home ministry says at least 42 killed and over a thousand injured after Himalayan nation suffers second deadly quake.

    More than a thousand people have been injured and many dozens killed in Nepal after the poor mountain nation was hit by a second strong earthquake, just weeks after the disaster that killed more than 8,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

    The US Geological Survey said the second quake had a magnitude of 7.3 and struck 42 miles (68km) west of the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount Everest. It was followed closely by at least six strong aftershocks. Shockwaves were felt as far away as the Indian capital, Delhi, and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

    The district of Sindhupalchowk, one of the worst-hit areas in last month’s earthquake, suffered significant damage. Krishna Gyawali, the most senior local bureaucrat, said eight people had been killed in the district and more than 100 injured.


    Nepal’s home ministry said at least 42 people had been killed and 1,117 injured in the latest earthquake.

    The number of deaths and injuries was expected to rise, Gyawali told the Guardian, “because dozens of houses collapsed”.


    “Dolakha appears the worst hit,” he told the Guardian.

    The Guardian: Live Updates

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