M 6.6 in Nepal on 25 Apr 2015 06:45 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.6M
Depth: 14.62 Km
Lat/Lon: 28.1927 , 84.8645
Event Date: 25 Apr 2015 06:45 UTC
25 Apr 2015 12:30 Local
Exposed Population: 6220000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC
Inserted at: 25 Apr 2015 07:25 UTC


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 2 2
Scaled population (vector) n.a  
  C1 earthquake n.a  
  C2 earthquake n.a  
  Country Vulnerability n.a  
  INFORM_normalised n.a  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1077588 1.9 25 Apr 2015 06:45 6.5M, 10km N/A 6.1 million (in 100km) 00:07 GEOFON
1077598 2 25 Apr 2015 06:45 6.6M, 14.62km N/A 6.2 million (in 100km) 00:39 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Nepal , Zone of Gandaki (population 1,364,467) . The nearest places are Kathmandu, and Ku-la-ko.

Radius Population
100 km 6.2 million people
75 km 3.5 million people
50 km 1.2 million people
20 km 160000 people
10 km 11000 people
5 km 2400 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Gandaki Nepal 1.4 million people
Bagmati Nepal 2.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ku-la-ko Gandaki Nepal Village - 6 km
Kathmandu Bagmati Nepal Capital 780000 people 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Gorkha GKH 457 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 43 km
Mountain MWP unknown 51 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kulekhani Kulekhani 1982 73 km

More information

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