Earthquakes in Nepal

Posted on January 15, 2015 | Last updated on May 18, 2015

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NOTE :- This Infographics does include some data of Earthquake (Magnitude 7.6) which devastated Nepal on 25th April 2015.  


Nepal has a long history of vicious earthquakes. The country has a long history of destructive earthquakes. In this century alone, over 11,000 people have lost their lives in four major earthquakes.
First recorded earthquakes happen in 1310 B.S., which nearly killed one third of Kathmandu's (Now Capital of Nepal) population.
Most destructive earthquake in Nepalese history was recorded in 1990 B.S. resulting thousands of death and more than eighty thousand houses destroyed.
Three earthquakes of similar size occurred in Kathmandu Valley in the 19th Century: in 1810, 1833, and 1866 AD. The most recent earthquake that badly hit Nepal was the earthquake of 1988 AD which was a moderate size earthquake (Magnitude 6.5) affecting mostly the eastern part of Nepal. 721 people lost their lives in this earthquake
Based on the data available from the Department of Mines and Geology, CBS (1998) concludes that earthquakes of more than or equal to 5.0 on the Richter scale have occurred at least once every year in Nepal since 1987, with the exception of 1989 and 1992 when no such events were recorded.


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