7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kathmandu (video)

There are conflicting reports of the magnitude of earthquake but, it is a very strong one. Most of the structures in Kathmandu have sustained damage by the earthquake. (UPDATE – The earthquake magnitude is 7.8 in Richter scale with huge amount of causality.)


People are warned to stay outdoors and remain calm as there might be more aftershocks. In a report, a 6.6-magnitude aftershock hit was hit after about an hour after the earthquake.

The damages and casualties in and around Kathmandu have been reported but details are yet to arrive.

The epicenter of the earthquake is 80 kilometers (49 mile) northwest of Kathmandu.

Last time, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in 2011 (our report of the earthquake of 2011). Also read the History of earthquake in Nepal.


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Earthquake Updates (on May 2, 2015)