NEPAL EARTHQUAKE – INDIA AFTERSHOCKS – USGS REVISES IT TO 7.9 – IMPACT (1)

M7.9 – 29km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal
Depth: 28.131°N 84.649°E depth=15.0 km (9.3 mi)

ESTIMATED ECONOMIC LOSS

Expected Economic Loss

ESTIMATED FATALITIES
Estimated Fatalities

ESTIMATED POPULATION EXPOSURE
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan

Estimated Population Exposure

STRUCTURE INFORMATION SUMMARY

  • Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick masonry and rubble/field stone masonry construction.

SECONDARY EFFECTS

  • Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides and liquefaction that might have contributed to losses.

SELECTED CITIES EXPOSED

MMI — City — Pop.
VII — Bharatpur — 107k
VII — Lamjung — <1k
VII — Khudi — <1k
VI — Kathmandu — 1,442k
VI — Ramnagar — 43k
VI — Hitura — 85k
VI — Pokhara — 200k
VI — Gorakhpur–  674k
V — Muzaffarpur — 333k
V — Patna — 1,600k
IV — Dhankuta — 22k
From GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents (k = x1,000)

MMI — Shaking — Pop.
I — Not Felt –*
II-III — Weak –*
IV — Light — 9,194k*
V — Moderate–  98,089k*
VI — Strong — 44,441k
VII — Very Strong —  1,801k
VIII — Severe — 14k
IX — Violent — 0k
X — Extreme —  0k
*Estimated exposure only includes population within map area (k = x1,000)

Source: US Geological Survey

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