M 7.1 in Nepal from 12 May 2015 07:05 UTC to 07:05

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1054582
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 27.78 , 86.07
Event Date: 12 May 2015 07:05 UTC
12 May 2015 12:50 Local
Exposed Population: 5627827 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 May 2015 07:12 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
GEOFON 2.4 2.4
gfz2015jfwy Scaled population (vector)  
  C1 earthquake  
  C2 earthquake  
  Country Vulnerability  
  INFORM_normalised  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 5 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Missing Dawn Habash's daughter may end search after Nepal earthquakeTue, 12 May 2015 08:55:00 +0200.

Daughter who traveled from Maine to Nepal in personal bid to find her mother missing in earthquake is forced to evacuate mountain by dangerous aftershocks Dawn Habash 57, of Augusta, Maine, has not been heard from since she went on a hiking
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Indian police arrest terrorist escaping from jail during Nepal quakeTue, 12 May 2015 08:43:00 +0200.

NEW DELHI, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Indian police have arrested a Muslim militant who broke away from a prison during the earthquake in Nepal, said local media Tuesday. A top Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative who escaped from a Nepal prison after
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Nepal: Joint U.S. Forces Support Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts in Th ... Tue, 12 May 2015 07:35:00 +0200.

By Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez, JTF-505 Public Affairs. UTAPAO ROYAL THAI NAVY AIRFIELD, Thailand -- In support of Operation Sahayogi Haat, U.S. Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are ensuring humanitarian assistance and disaster relie
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Nepal: Nepal Earthquake 2015 Progress Report - May 11, 2015Tue, 12 May 2015 07:35:00 +0200.

At about 11 am on Sunday, April 25, 2015, a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale shook the country of Nepal. According to the National Emergency Operation Center, 8,019 persons have died and 366 are still missing from the d
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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: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),