The USGS on Saturday upgraded Nepal earthquake from 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale, while China Earthquake Networks Center put the intensity at a staggering 8.1 magnitude. About 8 aftershocks hit the region according to the US Geological Survey.
- 5.041km SE of Lamjung, Nepal2015-04-25 08:29:24 UTC10.0 km
- 4.722km W of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 08:20:11 UTC10.0 km
- 4.917km ENE of Banepa, Nepal2015-04-25 08:16:59 UTC10.0 km
- 4.620km E of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 08:05:37 UTC10.0 km
- 5.015km NNE of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 07:47:01 UTC10.0 km
- 4.522km E of Banepa, Nepal2015-04-25 07:39:33 UTC10.0 km
- 4.833km N of Kathmandu, Nepal2015-04-25 07:16:56 UTC10.0 km
- 4.85km SE of Panaoti, Nepal2015-04-25 07:13:44 UTC10.0 km
- 5.025km S of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 07:07:59 UTC10.0 km
- 5.525km NNE of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 06:56:34 UTC10.0 km
- 6.649km E of Lamjung, Nepal2015-04-25 06:45:21 UTC14.6 km
- 5.128km SSW of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 06:37:58 UTC9.8 km
The epicentre of the first quake was 29 km east of Lamjung while the second quake was 49 km east of Lamjung. The tremors were felt in Nepal, India and Bangladesh and so far 4 people were killed and several were injured.
A nine-storeyed tower in Kathmandu fell and the devastation in old capital area was devastating, according to latest reports.
Images that were tweeted showed the extent of damage caused to the buildings and the rubble was seen instead of buildings which nce stood there. A wide crack on a metalled road was also tweeted in pictures.
Here are some tweets and reactions giving the first-hand account of the disaster:
— Barney Henderson (@barneyhenderson) April 25, 2015
— Shweta Bhattacharya (@ShwetaFocusNews) April 25, 2015
— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) April 25, 2015
— ABC News (@ABC) April 25, 2015
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) April 25, 2015