Saturday, May 16, 2015

Important Maps of Earthquake in Nepal

By now you`ve all heard about the earthquakes and even more recent aftershocks in Nepal (which also affected neighboring China and India). The original quake on April 25, 2015 was a 7.8 on the Richter scale, causing thousands of deaths - including the death of 19 on Mount Everest due to an avalanche. The epicenter was in Barpak in the Gorkha region, which is about 80km northwest of Kathmandu. There was heavy devastation in Kathmandu as well.

The more recent aftershocks that took place on May 12 had a magnitude of 7.3. It occurred on the same fault line but further east and closer to the capital of Kathmandu.

This first map shows but the original earthquake, plus the aftershocks clustered around Kathmandu.

Earthquake map of Nepal

This second map is a humanitarian map that indicates the severity of devasation in the areas affected by the earthquake.

Map of Earthquake in Nepal

Here is one more map showing the two series of quakes in central Nepal.

Big map of Earthquake in Nepal

This final map is a fault line map of Nepal. You should study world fault line maps to be informed and stay safe in the event of an earthquake.


This disaster in Nepal is one of the worst in its history. Let`s all pray for the people of Nepal and help suport the relief efforts.

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