M 7.8 in Nepal on 25 Apr 2015 06:11 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1052901
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.8M
Depth: 15 Km
Lat/Lon: 28.1473 , 84.7079
Event Date: 25 Apr 2015 06:11 UTC
Exposed Population: 6500000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 25 Apr 2015 10:11 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 3.1 3.1
us20002926 Scaled population (vector)  
  C1 earthquake  
  C2 earthquake  
  Country Vulnerability  
  INFORM_normalised  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 1869 | About casualties: 179 | Last hour: 0

Cdn in Nepal says Ottawa not doing enoughMon, 27 Apr 2015 17:58:00 +0200.

A Montreal woman trying to get home from earthquake-hit Nepal says Ottawa isn't doing enough to help expats and travellers stranded in the stricken country. Emilie-Anne Leroux says that while other countries have pulled out all the stops to
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Mountaineering clients of Boston-based firm trappedMon, 27 Apr 2015 17:58:00 +0200.

Six mountaineering clients from a Boston-based travel risk and crisis management firm are unaccounted for and eight are trapped near Mount Everest after an earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche. The eight that are trapped are on the mo
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Toronto traveller in Nepal safe after earthquake, family saysMon, 27 Apr 2015 17:58:00 +0200.

A Toronto man in Nepal during a massive earthquake that killed at least 3,700 people has contacted his family and is safe. Casey Blustein, 22, was travelling in the country when the 7.9-magnitude quake struck, collapsing entire streets in t
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Nepal scrambles to organise relief, many flee capitalMon, 27 Apr 2015 17:56:00 +0200.

KATHMANDU, 0 hours, 36 minutes ago Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Ka
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (42), EMSR (1), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),