Last Updated: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Another massive earthquake hoax fears Nepal


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Earthquake damage near Krishna Pauroti, Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu (Disaster Report)
Several hoax messages have been circulated via the Social Medias raising fear among the people of Nepal. Magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal has already claimed lives of more than 5,000 people.

Immediately after the earthquake, a message spread about the volcanic eruption in various parts of Nepal including Nuwakot, Nawalparasi and Nijgadh. After that, Nepal Seismological Center received question asking if the moon was inverted. 

People in the Kathmandu valley have been still receiving the phone calls of returning of 10 plus magnitude earthquake in coming days. Several fake messages via Facebook have triggered fear among the people. Mukesh Swarnakar, a resident of Kalaiya claimed that even Indian News Medias have panicked the locals in Nepal presenting the fake information. 

We would like to request the people in affected areas of Nepal to follow the instruction given by the local government. This is not the first time such messages have been circulated. Often during the major quakes, the fearful minds are panicked by such rumors. 

The multiple aftershocks after the massive one are common. The small aftershocks could be felt for weeks, months to year. The quantity and intensity goes on decreasing for the same epicenter as the time passes away. So, there is no need to worry about it. Please note that, the aftershocks are common and there is no need to worry about it.