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Everything was moving when earthquake hit Nepal on September 18th. It was 6:30pm when the quake was experienced and strong tremors were felt in many regions of the nation. The epicenter (the main point where the quake started)  of the earthquake is said to be Sikkim, India -The eastern boundry of Nepal- and it had a magnitude of 6.9 Mw there. In Sikkim, it was large enough to produce cracks in some buildings and  disconnect telephone lines and power supply. However, most regions in Nepal experienced the quake with much lower magnitude. In Kathmandu the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.8.  Mw. 

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6 deaths in Nepal have been confirmed and more than 160 were injured. In Kathmandu, there were a few cases where some walls and poles were destroyed  by the shock. The wall of British Embassy was completely destroyed and 3 people died and many others were injured. There were many more cases of injuries in Kathmandu. The effect of earthquake was more serious in the eastern region of the country, which was closer to the epicenter. Powercuts have been experienced in some regions of Sunsari and many injures have been confirmed. 2 people died in Dharan.

Details of the Earthquake
Magnitude: 6.8
Date-Time: Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 06:10:48 PM at epicenter
Location: 27.730°N, 88.082°E
Depth: 20.7 km (12.9 miles)
Distances: 272 km (169 miles) E of KATHMANDU, Nepal
Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 14.4 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles)

Everyone should note that many aftershocks may strike hours or even months after the first shock was experienced. The aftershock can have either greater magnitude or lower magnitude. 12 aftershocks have already been recorded but they were much smaller than first shock. Among them, two aftershocks had magnitude of 4.8 richter. Experts claim that there is very slim chance of another large shock.



  1. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm hope everyone is alright over there

  2. Anonymous says:

    Really hope that such event never occurs again.

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