Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Earthquakes In Nepal 2012

This list contains earthquakes in Nepal in 2012 with detail report.

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Update 2012/12/22
M 4.5 moderate earthquake was recorded in the border of Rolpa and Pyuthan district.
06:05 UTC (local time 11:50 @ epicenter)

Update 2012/12/04

M 4.0 light earthquake in North East of Jajarkot district. The epicenter was located NE of Dailekh. Mount Kanjiroba is south of the epicenter area.
Looking the epicenter and location, weak tremor will have felt by the people of Kaigaun, Khalanga and Dailekh.
03:01 UTC (local time 08:46 AM @ epicenter)

Update 2012/11/12

M 5.6 moderate strong shallow earthquake in Nepal (@ 37 km depth) with epicenter located 39 km NNE of Achham. Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Dailekh, Birendranagar and Dadeldhura.
Tremor was even felt in Rishikesh and Haldwani in Uttaranchal, India.
18:39 UTC (local time Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM @ epicenter)

Update 2012/11/05

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Nepal/Tibet border. Tremors felt even in capital Kathmandu. Click for detail report on this Nepal/Tibet quake.

Update 2012/10/22

M 4.5 moderate earthquake occurred around Kanchanjunga at 06:56 UTC.

Update 2012/08/30

Magnitude 4.5 moderate earthquake in southern Rukum at 14:11 UTC.

Update 2012/08/29

Magnitude 4.3 light earthquake in Northern Rolpa at 19:54 UTC.

Update 2012/08/28

Magnitude 4.4 light earthquake in Southeastern Dailekh at 08:31 UTC.

Update 2012/08/24

Two moderate aftershocks in Rukum-Rolpa border region.
M 4.4 quake at 00:17 UTC
M 5.2 quake at 03:55 UTC

Update 2012/08/23
Following Nepal Seismological Center earthquakes of magnitude 5.6 and 4.7 occured in southern part of Rukum at 10:15 PM and 10:27 PM respectively in 2069/5/7 . Magnitude 5.6 is the strongest quake to hit Nepal after 2011 September quake that hit Nepal-India border region. If the magnitude is correct, then major damage is confirmed around epicenter area. Click for detail report on this quake.
16:30 UTC (local time Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10:15 PM @ epicenter)

Update 2012/08/16
Three moderate earthquakes of magnitude 5.0, 4.8 and 4.2 recorded in Southern Rukum in the interval of 15 minutes. The first one was at 11:50 UTC. The populated area is very far from epicenter, so no major damage expected.

Update 2012/07/31
M 4.5 moderate shallow earthquake in Nepal (@60 km depth) with epicenter located 56 km SE Jumla. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Narayan, Bahraich and Lakhnau.
11:58 UTC (local time 17:43; 2012/07/31 @ epicenter)

Update 2012/07/28
M 4.6 moderate earthquake in Nepal-India Border Region (@ 27 km depth) with epicenter located just 16 km ENE of Dharchula (Nepal). Light shaking of MMI IV will have felt by the people of Darchula, Dadeldhura and Pithoragarh (India).

Update 2012/06/09
M 5.1 moderate shallow earthquake strikes Pokhara, Nepal with epicenter located just 14 km far from Pokhara. Earthquake tremor was well felt in Pokhara, Gorkha, Chitwan and even in Capital Kathmandu. Click for detail report on this quake.

Update 2012/04/17
M 4.2 moderate earthquake in Salyan with epicenter close to Devsthal.Near by residential areas are Bame Banghad, Badagaun and Bajh Kanda where weak shaking will have felt. It is a remote mountainous area.
23:13 UTC (local time 05:01; 2012/04/18 @ epicenter)

Update 2012/04/11
M 4.3 moderate earthquake recorded in Bajhang-Bajura border region of Nepal with epicenter close to Manakot, a village in Bajura District in the Seti Zone of north-western Nepal. Light to weak shaking will have by the people of Chainpur, Manakot and Martadi.
02:52 UTC (local time Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 08:37 @ epicenter)

Update 2012/03/27
M 5.0 moderate earthquake rocks Nepal/India border region with epicenter located 63 km South of Biratnagar, Nepal. Click for detail report on this earthquake
23:40 UTC (local time Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 05:10 AM @ epicenter)

Update 2012/03/19
M 4.7 moderate earthquake in Karki-gaun, Jajorkot with epicenter near to Dailekh bazar. Light to weak shaking will have felt by the people of Agragaun, Bame Banghad and Dailekh bazar.
20:36 UTC ; 2012/03/19 @ epicenter

Update 2012/02/26

M 4.9 and 4.4 two moderate earthquakes recorded In Bajhang-Darchula Border, Nepal today (@ 35 km depth) with epicenter located 66 km E Dashrathchand. The earthquake was widely felt in Western Nepal and Uttaranchal and Uttarpradesh region of India. Looking the intensity and depth, Light to weak shaking will have felt around epicenter. Detail update @ Moderate Shallow Earthquake Strikes Bajhang-Darchula Border, Nepal.
23:08 UTC (local time Monday, February 27, 2012 at 04:53 AM @ epicenter)

Update 2012/02/14
M 4.4 moderate earthquake strikes today in Taplejung, Nepal. The epicenter of this earthquake was in Nepal-Sikkim border close to Chyanthapu, south of Singalila National Park.The area is famous for its proximity to Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. NO DAMAGE REPORTED
(@ 13:48 UTC)

Update 2012/02/05
M 4.0 moderate earthquake recorded in Panchthar with epicenter close to Nepal-India border. The epicenter is close to Chyangthapu. Panchthar is the headquarters of Panchthar District in the Mechi Zone of northern Nepal. weak shaking will have felt in Chyangthapu, Uttarey and Gonpatang, Nepal.
People often send mail asking when will an earthquake stuck in Nepal? Since the earthquake event cannot be predicted, one cannot say exactly when! Nepalese are little aware about it after the very earthquake hit in Nepal/Sikkim border in 2011 BUT looking earthquake record and personnel experience, earthquake with M 4+ stuck at least once in a week in Nepal
20:06 UTC (local time Sunday, February 06, 2012 at 03:51 AM @ epicenter)

Update 2012/1/24
M 4.0 moderate earthquake recorded in  Siraha, Nepal today with epicenter close to Bishnupur Katti north of East West Highway (event recorded around 9:53 AM). The epicenter location was North West of Lahan. It will have well felt in Bishnupur katti Region with a population of 7532 people residing in 1370 individual households. This is the second moderate earthquake in Siraha, Nepal within a week. NO DAMAGE EXPECTED

Update 2012/1/19

M 4.6 moderate earthquake in mountainous region of Humla, Nepal. It will have well felt in Raha, Galwa, Photu, Natharpu region. The epicenter was Northwest of Gamgadhi and Shey Phoksundo  National Park. It is tourist area of Nepal00:46 UTC (local time 6:31 A.M, Thursday; 2012/1/19 @ epicenter)

Update 2012/1/18
M 4.5 moderate earthquake in Bhagwanpur, Siraha. The epicenter of today's Siraha earthquake was located south of Mahendra highway bordered with India. It will have well felt in Lahan too. Earthquake in this area is quiet rare. Is the Terai region of Nepal going to be seismically active!
11:16 UTC (local time 5:01 PM, Wednesday ; 2012/1/18 @ epicenter)

Update 2012/1/16
Today is 14th National Earthquake Safety Day

Update 2012/1/11
M 4.2 moderate earthquake in Dailekh, Nepal. Weak shaking will have felt in that area.
The epicenter is located in mountainous region North east of Dailekh Bazar. People of Dailekh will have felt weak shaking.
08:59 UTC (local time 15:43; 2012/1/11 @ epicenter)

Update 2011/12/30
M 4.0 moderate earthquake in Kolti, Bajura. The epicenter of this earthquake is Southwest of Rara National park. It is remote area. It will be faintly felt.

Update 2011/12/18
M 4.6 moderate shallow (@ 10 km depth) earthquake in Taplejung, Nepal (Nepal-India border). The epicenter is just 4 km far from Lunak, Mechi, Nepal.This area seems to seismically active from recent days. It is the third moderate earthquake to hit Taplejung, Nepal this month. It is remote mountainous area. It will well felt in Lunak and Ghunsa region of Nepal. It will be faintly felt as far as Mangan, Sikkim India. This was the time of Monday morning when People of Taplejung were in their bed.
So far 11 earthquake tremors are recorded in Upper Taplejung within last two months period!! They are < M 5.0 (between 3-5)

Update 2011/12/14
M 4.9 moderate earthquake stuck Northern Taplejung today. It is second earthquake in Taplejung, Nepal this month. The epicenter is closer to Lelep, 6.8 kms SE of Lunak Taplejung, NepaL. It is remote mountainous area. The earthquake depth at 46km has somewhat decrease its shaking power but its enough to be well around Lelep area. As our earlier experience with Taplejung earthquake, We don't expect any damage from this quake.It will be lightly felt in border area too.This is around the same area where earlier extremely dangerous M 6.8 earthquake stuck this year.
Once again, we want to ask Nepal Seismological Center, why aren't they providing full data? I have personally written to Nepal seismological through email, they have somewhat managed the website BUT still the depth and felt intensities are not published!! Hope their website will be updated soon with all necessary data.
20:20 UTC (local time 12/15/2011; 2:03 am Thursday @ epicenter)

Update 2011/12/09
M 4.2 earthquake stuck today North of Taplejung, Nepal. The epicenter is close to Kanchanjunga Conservation Area. It was faintly felt around the epicenter. It is around the same area where earlier 6.8 strong earthquake took many lives.

Update 2011/12/08
M 4.0 earthquake recorded today in Pyuthan, Nepal @ 17:40 UTC. The epicenter was located 4.7 km W of Bardanda (Pyuthan), Nepal

Update 2011/12/2
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake in Sarsin, Rasuwa today. The epicenter is south of Dhunche, Rasuwa (Pasang lhamu Highway) 2.5 kms NE of Doglang. The populated area is far to cause any damage. Langtang National Park lies in the  same area which is great site for Tourism.05:17 UTC @ epicenter.

Update 2011/11/23
Magnitude 4.2 moderate earthquake is recorded in Dailekh, Nepal today (around 06:11 AM Wednesday) with epicenter located near to Karnali Highway. It is mountainous belt and far from residential area to cause any damage.The epicenter is South of Dailekh Bazar, Dailekh, Nepal.Slight tremor is recorded in that area. This is the time when most of the people are on their bed.
Recent was of M 4.1 in Dolakha, Nepal and M 5.0 Moderate Earthquake In Gorkha, Nepal which was felt as far as capital Kathmandu, Nepal.