Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013

Tibet/Nepal earthquake 2013 injures people

At least two tremors have been felt in Kathmandu, Nepal in interval of about 10 minutes. Updates below
Felt reports below in comment section. Feel free to add yours!
Update time Nepali (+5:45 UTC)
Report prepared by Ashish Khanal from Kathmandu, Nepal

Related post: List of earthquakes in Nepal in 2013

Update 09:18 A.M.
At least one people died and three others injured in China, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Further 17 others from three tourist buses were trapped by quake-triggered landslides in Yunnan Province of China.

Update 07:25 A.M.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, another earthquake in the morning (not to be confused with midnight Tibet/Nepal earthquake) had magnitude of 5.9 in the border of southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces.
The quake was felt strongly in the county seat of Deqen, Xinhua reported.
Earthquake also triggered landslides, which blocked the traffic from Deqen to Benzilan in China.

Update 06:15 A.M.
According to the Nepal Seismological Centre, the first quake had magnitude of 6.0, the epicenter located some 80-85 kilo meters from Jiri of Dolakha. Tremors were even felt in Lalitpur, Kavre and Nuwakot.
At least one person got injured when he jumped off the house in Kharibot, Kantipur reported.
NSC website is still not accessible!

Below is a photo by Ali Ashfaq, Maldives national football player who is currently with his team in Kathmandu for SAFF Championship match. Football players were evacuated out of the hotel.


Update 2013/08/21; 1:20 A.M.

No more updates than earthquake's epicenter was near Nyalam, Tibet. Have to wait for tomorrow morning for detail report from Nepal side.
NSC website still not accessible. Nepal Seismological website says, "The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later."

Update 12:32

It was mainly felt around Kathmandu including Bhaktapur and Lalitpur district. Till now we don't have any report of tremors felt in eastern or western side of Nepal. The National Seismological Centre is yet to verify the magnitude and the epicentre of the quake.

Update 12:25

Nepal Seismological Center website is currently accessible. Magnitude 4.9 earthquake in China cannot give intense shaking as felt today. Either the epicenter is much closer to Kathmandu, Nepal or magnitude is larger. We expect later one.

Update 12:12

This is the epicenter of earthquake according to EMSC.

Update 12:05

This is what Deepak Jha from Bhaktapur has written:
"The seismic waves passed through my left foot to the right side of my head...just experienced those waves without even knowing it was earthquake at the firsthand"

Update 12:01

USGS gives data of 4.9 magnitude. However as our earlier experience, the magnitude would be greater than this. Have to wait for Nepal Seismological Center data.
3 km (2mi) NNW of Chongdui, China
74 km (46mi) NE of Banepa, Nepal
79 km (49mi) NNE of Panaoti, Nepal
81 km (50mi) NE of Kathmandu, Nepal
84 km (52mi) NE of Patan, Nepal

Update 11:59

Still people are outside house. They seem panicked. This report is also being prepared outside of the reporter's house.

Note that a joint report by the United Nations and the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery in 2004 has ranked Nepal as the 11th most earthquake -prone country in the world. 

Update 11:47
Another tremor felt in Kathmandu again at 11:48 nepali time. Aftershocks seems to last come. Please be safe!

Update 11:45

According to Jeetendra Giri from Maitidevi, Kathmandu, he felt the strongest shaking ever in his life while he was watching the movie "Madras cafe" lying on bed.
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Update 11:42 Nepali Time

Still epicenter is unknown.

Update 2013/08/30; 11:38 Nepali Time

It is currently 11:325 in Nepal. Tremor lasted for 10 seconds.

Strong tremor have been felt in Kathmandu, Nepal around 17:48 UTC. News developing...

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