The 2015 Nepal Earthquake

The 2015 Nepal Earthquake

Published Date :23 Jun, 2015

The 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake), occurred at 11:56 AM on 25 April, with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.8Mw or 8.1Ms and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Its epicenter was the village of Barpak, Gorkha district, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 15 km (9.3 mi).

It was the most powerful disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake. Some casualties were also reported in the adjoining areas of India, China, and Bangladesh.
The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, This earthquake caused many avalanches on Mount Everest. Langtang valley. The avalanche was estimated to have been two to three kilometres wide. Ghodatabela was an area popular on the Langtang trekking route. The village of Langtang has been destroyed by the avalanche.

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