Multiple earthquakes hit Nepal

17 deaths reporterd from India, 16 of them from Bihar

Updated - November 17, 2021 02:12 am IST

Published - May 12, 2015 01:04 pm IST

A woman injured in Tuesday's earthquake in Nepal walks toward a hospital  in Sankhu.

A woman injured in Tuesday's earthquake in Nepal walks toward a hospital in Sankhu.

>> Indian Embassy Helpline numbers in Nepal are: (+977) 9851107021; (+977) 9851135141

>> >Six aftershocks rocked Nepal (biggest one measuring 7.3 magnitude on Richter scale ) ; Indian Army Everest team is fine

>> Two medical teams moved to Kathmandu airport to provide medical assistance.

[ >View the story "Nepal Earthquake updates" on Storify ]

8: 25 pm: People of Sikkim too felt strong tremors after the earthquake in Nepal. The MeT office confirmed that two aftershocks rocked the state since the first one at 12.56 pm

8: 10 pm: Tuesday’s quake in Nepal caused at least one death in neighboring Tibet. A landslide triggered by the quake killed one person and injured three, according to China’s state broadcaster China Central Television. Two houses also collapsed, CCTV said, quoting disaster relief headquarters of the regional Tibetan government. It was strongly felt in Tibet’s Jilong and Zhangmu regions, and slightly felt in the Tibetan capital Lhasa.

7: 30 pm: A man was reportedly killed and two others injured today as Uttar Pradesh was rocked by an earthquake, that had its epicentre in Nepal.

7: 15 pm: Aftershocks of a powerful earthquake epicentred in Nepal were felt in some parts of Kochi today, triggering panic among people residing and working in high rise buildings, officials said.

6: 30 pm: External Affairs Ministry sets up control rooms both in New Delhi and Nepal to provide information. The Spokesperson in the MEA said, “Our Embassy in Kathmandu and all staff members reported to be safe.”

6:17 pm: Brief disruption in flight services from India to Kathmandu. >Read more

5: 45 pm: Seismicity above 4.5 magnitude in Nepal region from April 25 to May 11 shown in yellow dots and that of May 12 aftershocks in red dots in a map prepared by CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad

5: 40 pm: As many as six aftershocks, including the biggest one (measuring 7.3 magnitude on Richter scale) since the April 25 Nepal earthquake, occurred within a span of one-and-a-half hour on the main fault system at the extreme eastern side on Tuesday.

5: 25 pm: 17 deaths reporterd from India, 16 of them from Bihar

5:00 pm: Death toll rises to 42, over 1,000 injured, tweets National Emergency Operation Centre, Nepal

4:20 pm: Here is a short glossary of terms used:

Aftershocks: Aftershocks are earthquakes that follow the largest shock of an earthquake sequence. They are smaller than the mainshock and within 1-2 rupture lengths distance from the mainshock.

Epicentre: The epicentre is the point on the earth's surface vertically above the hypocenter (or focus), point in the crust where a seismic rupture begins.

Hypocentre: The hypocenter is the point within the earth where an earthquake rupture starts. The epicentre is the point directly above it at the surface of the Earth.

Richter scale: The Richter magnitude scale is a mathematical device to compare the size of earthquakes. The magnitude of an earthquake is determined from the logarithm of the amplitude of waves recorded by seismographs.

4: 10 pm: At least 19 people dead in today's quake, and number of injured 981, according to Home Ministry

3: 55 pm: As per reports more than a dozen people killed, enormous property damage: Krishna Dhakal (Deputy Chief of Mission,Nepal Embassy)

An Indian Air Force helicopter evacuates people stranded people at Kyenjin Gompa - PTI

3: 50 pm: Tremors were felt in several places in Jharkhand today but no loss of life or property damage was reported. Tremors were felt in Ranchi, Dumka, Giridih and in other places for a few seconds, an official said. There was no report of any damage to life or property.

3: 45 pm: What steps does a builder take to ensure that the structural strength of the high-rises can withstand earthquakes ? >Indrani Dutta reports from Kolkata which was also jolted by tremors today.

3:34 pm: Mild tremors were experienced in several cities of Chhattisgarh as well. >Read more

3: 30 pm: Tremors felt in Madhya Pradesh too. “The tremors of the two quakes were experienced in entire Madhya Pradesh at 12.35 pm and 1.06 pm respectively,” Dr Anupam Kashyapi, Director of the regional centre of India Meteorological Department said.

3: 24 pm: The effects of the Nepal earthquakes were felt in Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat and Vadodara cities where people rushed out of high rise buildings after tremors. >Read more

3: 20 pm: Indian Embassy Helpline numbers in Nepal: (+977) 9851107021; (+977) 9851135141

3: 15 pm: Air Asia plane just landed at the Kathmandu airport, reports Damakant Jayashi from Kathmandu

3: 10 pm: Round-the-clock Control Room has been opened at 'Nabanna' in West Bengal and the numbers are 1070 and 22143526, tweeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

3:03 pm: PM directs all authorities concerned to be on alert for carrying out rescue and relief operations, as required.

2:59 pm: Delhi Chief Minister tweeted asking the people not to panic as the earthquake situation is closely monitored and the officials are already in the field.

2:53 pm: Authorities in India said there was no immediate report of any major damage. >Read more

2: 38 pm: Two killed in wall collapse following quake in Bihar: officials. >Read more

2: 35 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes stock of situation following fresh earthquake felt in Nepal and parts of India. Mr. Modi directs all authorities concerned to be on alert for carrying out rescue and relief operations, as required.

2: 30 pm: Mild tremors in parts of Chennai as well. No damage to life or property repoted. > Read more>

2: 25 pm: Tremors were felt in most parts of Odisha today triggering panic among the people who rushed out of the buildings.

2: 15 p.m.: Tremors felt in Andhra Pradesh too. >Read more

2 p.m.: Nepal is still recovering from the earthquake that struck two weeks that left more than 8,000 dead. Read our >extensive coverage of the disaster .

1: 54 p.m.: Newest earthquake killed at least 4 in Nepal town of Chautara

1: 53 p.m: Bodies are being brought out of buildings in Nepali town of Chautara - U.N. agency says in tweet, according to Reuters

1: 50 p.m: Nepal Police has tweeted asking citizens to remain calm

1: 50 p.m: Three major landslides reported in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk region, at least 12 injured - district official

1: 40 p.m: Going by reports from USGS, three different countries - Afghanistan, Indonesia and Nepal - felt earthquakes within minutes.



Yangi Qal`ah, Afghanistan


Sindangsari, Indonesia


Kodari, Nepal


1: 30 p.m.: Our correspondent in Nepal, Damakant Jayshi , says this jolt has led to panic among residents, who are still recovering from earthquakes two weeks back.

1: 20 p.m: Home Ministry is collecting details and information about any damage from earthquake in India: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

1: 15 p.m.: Yet another earthquake felt in Nepal, this time measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, following a greater quake of magnitude 7.3, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported, causing people to run out of buildings in the capital Kathmandu and shaking structures in the New Delhi.

The first quake, which struck near the base camp for Everest, was measured at a shallow depth of about 10 km.

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on April 25, killing at least 8,046 people and injuring more than 17,800.

1 p.m.: Tremors in India

Strong tremors that last more than a minute were felt in the entire northern India. No damages, however, were immediately reported.

Though the tremors felt in Delhi and NCR were relatively less in intensity, they were strong enough to shake the buildings, especially the high-rise structures, and jolt the Delhi residents. People ran out of the houses and buildings and Delhi Metro train services were stopped for a short duration to ensure safety of passengers.

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