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Situation Analysis 7.3 Magnitude Nepal Earthquake
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1. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal 12 May, 12:50 pm local time. The epicentre was located 76km northeast of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district. The earthquake was felt as far as New Dehli, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh (USGS 12/05/2015) The earthquake was followed by several aftershocks; the largest one with a magnitude of 6.3 (GDACS 12/05/2015).
2. The initial 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April had an epicentre in Lamjung district, 77km west of Kathmandu. The depth of the 12 May earthquake was 15km. (USGS 12/05/2015).
3. According to the Government, 31 out of Nepal’s 75 districts have been affected by the 12 May earthquake (BBC 12/05/2015). Sindhupalchok district, the worst-affected district by the initial earthquake, is expected to be further severely affected, as is Dolakha. Reports are also coming in of injured people and damaged buildings in Sindhuli, Gorkha, Ramechhap, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur (Government 12/05/2015).
4. As of 12 May 17:00 local time, 36 dead and 1117 injured people have been reported (MOHA 12/05/2015). At 16:00pm local time, 4 people have been reported dead in Chautara, the district municipality of Sindhupalchok. Buildings have been reported damaged in Chautara. Humanitarian agencies are present in Chautara, where a humanitarian hub was established following the initial earthquake. At least 12 people hav been injured in three major landslides in Sindhupalchok (The Hindu 12/05/2015).
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UNOCHA, OSOCC, acaps ,   (2015 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
SITUATION REPORT, EARTHQUAKES, LANDSLIDES, FLOODS, NATURAL DISASTERS, DISASTER RELIEF, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, EMERGENCY SHELTER, CRISIS IMPACT, HEALTH, PROTECTION, EDUCATION, SOCIAL MEDIA, DAMS, DISPLACED PERSONS, HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES, HEALTH SERVICES, MEDICAL TREATMENT
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 UNOCHA : Humanitarian Coordination and Affair
Thesaurus:
13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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