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Nepal recent earthquakes


Earthquake losses in Nepal


The most recent significant earthquake in Nepal occurred on May 12, 2021. It had a magnitude of 7.3, and the epicenter was in the Eastern Region of the country, specifically in the Taplejung district. 

The earthquakes caused several landslides and damage to buildings and infrastructure, leaving many people without homes and access to basic necessities. At least 40 people were killed and over 1,000 people were injured. This earthquake occurred just two weeks after a previous one that had a magnitude of 7.1, which struck the same area and caused more than 200 deaths.

These earthquakes were the result of the ongoing collision between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, which has made Nepal one of the most seismically active countries in the world. The region is still recovering from the massive 2015 earthquake that killed over 9,000 people and left many more homeless.


The 2019 Nepal earthquake occurred on May 12, 2019, and had a magnitude of 7.3. The epicenter was located in the border between Sindhupalchowk and Ramechhap districts, east of Kathmandu. This earthquake followed a series of earthquakes in Nepal that occurred on April 25th of the same year, which had a magnitude of 7.8 and caused widespread damage and destruction.

The earthquake caused significant damage to buildings, homes and infrastructure, with many structures collapsing. The death toll from the earthquake was estimated to be around 30 people, with hundreds more injured and many left homeless. The affected districts were in the mountainous region of Nepal, which made it difficult for rescue and relief teams to reach the affected areas.


The Nepal earthquakes of 2015 were a series of devastating earthquakes that occurred in Nepal on April 25th and May 12th. The April 25th earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8 and the epicenter was located in Lamjung District, about 80 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu. The second earthquake, which occurred on May 12th, had a magnitude of 7.3 and its epicenter was located in the border between Sindhupalchowk and Ramechhap districts, east of Kathmandu.

The earthquakes resulted in widespread damage and destruction, including the collapse of many buildings, homes and infrastructure. The death toll from the earthquakes was estimated to be over 9,000 people, with thousands more injured and many more left homeless. The destruction caused by the earthquakes also had a significant impact on the country's economy, as tourism, agriculture, and other industries were affected.

In the aftermath of the earthquakes, Nepal received significant international aid and support to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts. However, the country still continues to face challenges related to the earthquakes, including the rebuilding of homes and infrastructure, as well as addressing the needs of those affected by the disaster.