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Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake in Nepal & Aftershocks
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Map of the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Map depicting more than 100 aftershocks that have occurred since the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015. To date, the largest aftershock is a magnitude 7.3 on May 12. The 1833 and 1934 stars represent the most recent large historical earthquakes on this portion of the plate boundary.

 

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 at 06:11:26 UTC. Visit the USGS event page to learn more about this earthquake.

Hundreds of aftershocks have occurred to date from this event, including a magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 07:05:19 UTC and a magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 07:36:53 UTC, both on May 12, 2015.

Aftershocks are a normal occurrence after large earthquakes, and are expected to continue in Nepal but occur less often with time. Aftershocks are earthquakes that occur following a large earthquake in the same general area as the mainshock and during the following days to years. There is no way to predict the exact date or time of an earthquake or aftershock. Read the USGS aftershock advisory for more information on this event.

USGS scientists created educational slides with detailed information on the event.

For an estimate of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake’s impact, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

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