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

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: 7.8M
Depth: 15 Km
Lat/Lon: 28.1473 , 84.7079
Event Date: 25 Apr 2015 06:11 UTC
25 Apr 2015 11:56 Local
Exposed Population: 5410000 people in MMI
6500000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us20002926
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) 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.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1077580 2.7 25 Apr 2015 06:11 7.4M, 10km N/A 6.1 million (in 100km) 00:07 GEOFON
1077582 2.8 25 Apr 2015 06:11 7.5M, 11.87km N/A 6.4 million (in 100km) 00:19 NEIC
1077591 3.2 25 Apr 2015 06:11 7.9M, 15km 7.6 6.7 million (in 100km) 00:53 NEIC
1077645 3.1 25 Apr 2015 06:11 7.8M, 15km 7.72 11.8 million (in MMI>=VII) 04:00 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 ,of Gandaki (population 63,101) . The alertlevel for this event is Red

Intensity Population
2.6 million people
3.2 million people
39.7 million people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1077582 28.165/84.725 7.5 11.87 0 17 Oct 2016 10:30 541d 04:19 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Gandaki Nepal 63000 people
Bagmati Nepal 2.6 million people
Gandaki Nepal 580000 people
Bagmati Nepal 1.9 million people
Narayani Nepal 530000 people
Xizang China <1000 people
Lumbini Nepal 20000 people
Janakpur Nepal 180000 people
Gandaki Nepal 830000 people
Bagmati Nepal 80000 people
Narayani Nepal 2.9 million people
Xizang China 28000 people
Lumbini Nepal 1.8 million people
Bihar India 23.7 million people
Janakpur Nepal 3.1 million people
Uttar Pradesh India 6.1 million people
Sagarmatha Nepal 1.2 million people
Kosi Nepal 88000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ku-la-ko Gandaki Nepal Village - 16 km
Karigaon Gandaki Nepal Village - 24 km
Ramche Bagmati Nepal Village - 48 km
Beklot Bagmati Nepal Village - 56 km
Kathmandu Bagmati Nepal Capital 780000 people 78 km
Patan Bagmati Nepal City - 80 km
Olang Gandaki Nepal Village - 12 km
Munge Gandaki Nepal Village - 19 km
Chepe Ghat Gandaki Nepal Village - 27 km
Bartar Gandaki Nepal Village - 31 km
Dhading Bagmati Nepal Village - 38 km
Syaburbensi Bagmati Nepal Village - 60 km
Narayangarh Narayani Nepal Village - 61 km
Jhawani Narayani Nepal Village - 67 km
Kisipidi Bagmati Nepal Village - 70 km
Langtang Bagmati Nepal Village - 83 km
Bhaktapur Bagmati Nepal City 76000 people 88 km
Banepa Bagmati Nepal Village 17000 people 98 km
Barahbise Bagmati Nepal Village - 123 km
Bagarchhap Gandaki Nepal Village - 55 km
Chi-lung Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 60 km
Bathala Gandaki Nepal Village - 62 km
Gate Gandaki Nepal Village - 63 km
Gyirong Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 64 km
Rasua Bagmati Nepal Village - 64 km
Ranipauwa Gandaki Nepal Village - 70 km
Pokhara Gandaki Nepal City 160000 people 75 km
Bahakot Gandaki Nepal Village - 78 km
Bhimphedi Narayani Nepal Village - 79 km
Pa-lu-te-ko-su-mu Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 85 km
Belani Lumbini Nepal Village - 86 km
Hetauda Narayani Nepal Village 84000 people 88 km
Bhikhna Thori Narayani Nepal Village - 93 km
Gobardhana Bihar India Village - 102 km
Naurangia Bihar India Village - 104 km
Narainapur Bihar India Village - 118 km
Shikarpur Bihar India City - 120 km
Pasauli Lumbini Nepal Village - 121 km
Xaga Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 122 km
Congd├╝ Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 123 km
Birganj Narayani Nepal City 110000 people 128 km
Kalaiya Narayani Nepal Village 32000 people 129 km
Zhangdong Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 129 km
Thuthibari Lumbini Nepal Village - 130 km
Raxual Bihar India Village - 131 km
Sukhban Bihar India Village - 131 km
Bingara Narayani Nepal Village - 133 km
Bagaha Bihar India City 100000 people 134 km
Kataia Bihar India Village - 134 km
Kharkhana Bihar India Village - 135 km
Chanpatia Bihar India Village 23000 people 135 km
Nichlaul Uttar Pradesh India Village 17000 people 136 km
Bulawha Uttar Pradesh India Village - 136 km
Khada Uttar Pradesh India Village - 138 km
Batra Narayani Nepal Village - 140 km
Nibua Uttar Pradesh India Village - 145 km
Bairia Narayani Nepal Village - 148 km
Siswa Bazar Uttar Pradesh India Village 19000 people 148 km
Nautanwa Uttar Pradesh India Village 32000 people 153 km
Bettiah Bihar India City 130000 people 153 km
Sagauli Bihar India Village 34000 people 156 km
Terhi Ghat Uttar Pradesh India Village - 156 km
Padrauna Uttar Pradesh India City 47000 people 158 km
Bharwalia Uttar Pradesh India Village - 159 km
Lumbini Bagh Lumbini Nepal Village - 162 km
Ramechhap Janakpur Nepal Village - 163 km
Ramkola Uttar Pradesh India Village 14000 people 166 km
Malangwa Janakpur Nepal City 20000 people 167 km
Motihari Bihar India City 100000 people 169 km
Captainganj Uttar Pradesh India Village - 170 km
Dhaka Bihar India Village 33000 people 171 km
Bishanpura Uttar Pradesh India Village - 172 km
Sripur Janakpur Nepal Village - 176 km
Kasia Uttar Pradesh India Village - 177 km
Taulihawa Lumbini Nepal Village - 179 km
Bela Muchhpakauni Janakpur Nepal Village - 180 km
Ko-ya-ta-ko Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 183 km
Banrapati Janakpur Nepal Village - 185 km
Hata Uttar Pradesh India Village 11000 people 185 km
Sitamarhi Bihar India City 57000 people 190 km
Tingri Xizang (Tibet) China City - 190 km
Dumra Bihar India Village 16000 people 194 km
Sursand Bihar India Village - 195 km
Madhuban Bihar India Village - 196 km
Chakia Bihar India Village 17000 people 196 km
Janakpur Janakpur Nepal Village 93000 people 198 km
Jaleswar Janakpur Nepal Village - 199 km
Belsand Bihar India Village 19000 people 201 km
Madhwapur Janakpur Nepal Village - 205 km
Janakpur Road Bihar India Village 15000 people 211 km
Gurdham Sagarmatha Nepal Village - 221 km
Jale Bihar India Village - 221 km
Kantai Bihar India Village - 221 km
Sirha Sagarmatha Nepal Village - 222 km
Jaynagar Bihar India City 20000 people 224 km
Depura Bihar India Village - 224 km
Lahan Sagarmatha Nepal Village 27000 people 237 km
Madhubani Bihar India City 71000 people 241 km
Darbhanga Bihar India City 290000 people 252 km
Laukaho Bihar India Village - 261 km
Jhanjharpur Bihar India Village 24000 people 261 km
Garia Sagarmatha Nepal Village - 269 km
Nirmalj Bihar India City - 275 km
Hanumannagar Sagarmatha Nepal Village - 280 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Tribhuvan International KTM 1347 Civ. Paved Yes 10000 81 km
Gorkha GKH 457 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 29 km
Bharatpur BHR 183 Civ. Unpaved No 3800 61 km
Mountain MWP unknown 0 63 km
Meghauli MEY 183 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 81 km
Pokhara PKR 824 Civ. Unpaved No 4700 73 km
Simara SIF 137 Civ. Unpaved No 4000 114 km
Raxaul 79 Civ. Paved No 3600 133 km
Bhairawa BWA 109 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 148 km
Jiri JIR unknown 0 160 km
Janakpur JKR 78 Civ. Paved No 3300 200 km
Darbhanga 48 0 248 km
Rajbiraj RJB 76 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 270 km

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kulekhani Kulekhani 1982 76 km

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