Disaster Events | VOL. 15, ISSUE 90, May-June 2015 |

Tremors in Bihar

Two recent earthquakes struck Bihar in April and May 2015. The first of these occurred on April 25, 2015 at 11:56 am Nepal Standard Time (NST) at a depth of approximately 15 km. Initially reported as 7.5 moment magnitude (Mw) by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) it was quickly upgraded to 7.8 Mw minutes later. Being a shallow earthquake, it was more damaging than the ones originating deeper, with its epicentre approximately 34 km east-southeast of Lamjung, Nepal. It...

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