Last Updated: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Information about Nepal earthquake June 20, 2015


A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.9 rattled Nepal on April 25, 2015. The earthquake, which struck at 11:56 am on Saturday, has already claimed lives of more than 8,000 people, injured thousands and made millions homeless. Below are aftershocks of April 25 earthquake of magnitude 4 or greater as recorded by Nepal Seismological Center.

Update 06:35 pm

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake has been recorded in Rukum at 06:08 pm local time. The epicenter was located near Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. This is the first fresh earthquake above 5 magnitude recorded in Nepal after the Great Quake of April 25. Earlier, fresh earthquakes were recorded in Udayapur and Humla. Click for detail report on Rukum earthquake.

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Magnitude 4.2 aftershock has been recorded in Gorkha/Dhading border region at 02:40 am. The epicenter was located near Manbu.

Yesterday, an aftershock of magnitude 4.0 rattled Gorkha at 01:50 pm.

Kathmandu valley has been declared 'Disaster Area' for a year based on Natural Calamity (Relief) Act, 1982. This is the 326th aftershock of magnitude 4 or greater recorded since the April 25 major earthquake.

Earthquake in Nepal has claimed lives of at least 8,792 people. The highest number of fatalities have been reported from Sindhupalchowk (3,440), followed by Kathmandu (1,222).

Nepal earthquake has also shifted Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, by three centimeters (1.2 inches) to the southwest, Chinese authorities said.