At least 6 people killed after M6.6 earthquake hits Nepal

At least 6 people killed after M6.6 earthquake hits Nepal

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Nepal’s National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center (NEMRC) as M6.6 hit the Doti district in the Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal at 20:27 UTC on November 8, 2022 (02:12 LT, November 9). The National Center for Seismology in India is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS and EMSC are reporting M5.6 at a depth of 15.7 km (9.7 miles) / 10 km (6.2 miles).

Another major earthquake in Nepal can happen much sooner than anticipated

Another major earthquake in Nepal can happen much sooner than anticipated

A new study conducted by an international team of scientists suggests a kink in the regional fault line below Nepal is responsible for the growth of the Himalaya mountains between earthquakes. The scientists have studied the devastating April 2015 Nepal (Gorkha)…

Pioneering project uses mobile phone tracking to aid relief support in Nepal

Pioneering project uses mobile phone tracking to aid relief support in Nepal

A team of experts from the University of Southampton have pioneered using daily monitoring of mobile phone data to track the movement of displaced population across the areas of Nepal affected by the major April 2015 earthquake. The tracking is designed to help with…

EGU briefing: Continued risks of natural disasters in Nepal

EGU briefing: Continued risks of natural disasters in Nepal

The European Geosciences Union (EGU), through its Seismology and Natural Hazards Divisions, has issued an information briefing about the recent Nepal earthquakes today. The text, written for the broad geoscience community, summarises the earthquake processes,

Another massive earthquake hits Nepal – M7.5

Another massive earthquake hits Nepal – M7.5

A very strong earthquake/aftershock measured as M7.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) by China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) hit Nepal at 07:05 UTC on May 12, 2015. USGS is reporting it as M7.3 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles.). EMSC is reporting it as M7.3 at a depth

Satellite imagery shows Nepal earthquake displacement

Satellite imagery shows Nepal earthquake displacement

A devastating earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 claiming over 5 500 lives and affecting millions of people. China Earthquake Networks Center, the closest advanced seismic network, recorded it as M8.1 at a shallow depth of 20 km while USGS recorded it as M7.8 at a d

Understanding the M6.9 Sikkim earthquake

Understanding the M6.9 Sikkim earthquake

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Sikkim, India at 12:40 UTC on September 18, 2011, at a depth of 20.7 km. The earthquake caused victims and huge damage in Sikkim (India), India and Nepal. It was also well felt in Bangladesh. The quake occurred near the boundary…