The Himalayan earthquake

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, killing nearly 7,000 across four countries. It was the worst temblor to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years.

April 25, 2015 05:10 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 02:12 am IST

Volunteers work to remove debris at the historic Darahara tower, a city landmark, after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25, 2015.

Volunteers work to remove debris at the historic Darahara tower, a city landmark, after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25, 2015.

Rain stalls rescue work in Nepal

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Toll could reach 10,000, says Nepal Prime Minister

With no electricity, Kathmandu looked a ghost town with rain pounding the city..

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A selection of images capturing the extent of damage

These visualisations show how the intensity varied with distance from epicentre. > Read more The PM spoke to Nepal President and Chief Ministers of Bihar, Sikkim. > Read more Helpline no.s: +91 11 2301 2113, +91 11 2301 4104 and +91 11 2301 7905. > Read more
"Blind thrust" quakes are ones that do not break the surface, and tend to be more frequent. These records indicate that the region has a rich history of quakes in the past centuries. > Read more
 
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. A look at the world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900. > Read more
  

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