Massive Earthquake of 7.9 magnitude rock Nepal 2015

powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake an extremely strong in Nepal April 25, 2015

More than 100 killed as Powerful Earthquake Rocks Nepal


powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake an extremely strong in Nepal April 25, 2015
The death toll is still rising from the powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake – an extremely strong earthquake – in Nepal today (April 25, 2015). Hundreds are reported to have died from the quake so far, which wrecked many historic buildings. USGS originally reported the quake at a 7.5-magnitude and later upgraded this estimate. The quake took place at 6:11 UTC (1:11 a.m. CDT). This powerful quake’s tremors were felt across the region, and into neighboring India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The quake struck between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara about 120 miles (200 km) away. At least one strong aftershock (6.6 magnitude) has already occurred, with many smaller aftershocks, and more are expected.

   
powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake an extremely strong in Nepal April 25, 2015



powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake an extremely strong in Nepal April 25, 2015
The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal today was the result of a collision of great land plates on Earth. This process has caused deadly quakes in the past, including the 2005 Kashmir earthquake (7.6-magnitude) that killed over 80,000 people.

At the same time, according to USGS, just four events of magnitude 6 or larger have occurred within 150 miles (250 km) of the April 25, 2015 earthquake over the past century.powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake an extremely strong in Nepal April 25, 2015

powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake an extremely strong in Nepal April 25, 2015
powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake an extremely strong in Nepal April 25, 2015

powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake an extremely strong in Nepal April 25, 2015

powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake an extremely strong in Nepal April 25, 2015
A Nepali minister said there had been "massive damage" at the epicentre.

"We need support from the various international agencies which are more knowledgeable and equipped to handle the kind of emergency we face now," Information Minister Minendra Rijal.