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oh no...NEPAL just had another 7.4 ...this could be bad...

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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 02:30 AM
oh no...poor Nepalese...

MAG 7.4 and only 18kms deep

fingers X'd its not too bad..

M7.4 - NEPAL

Preliminary Earthquake Report.........Magnitude 7.4

12 May 2015 07:05:19 UTC
12 May 2015 12:50:20 near epicenter
12 May 2015 17:05:19 standard time in your timezone
Location 27.843N 86.153E

Depth 18 km

22 km (14 mi) SE of Zham, China
66 km (41 mi) ENE of Banepa, Nepal
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Panaoti, Nepal
83 km (51 mi) E of Kathmandu, Nepal
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Patan, Nepal

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.4 km; Vertical 4.1 km
Parameters Nph = 198; Dmin = 66.4 km; Rmss = 0.89 seconds; Gp = 25°
Version =
Event ID us 20002ejl
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

see here for details...

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edit on 12/5/2015 by shaneR because: typo and add linky

edit on 12-5-2015 by SkepticOverlord because: added visual

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 02:39 AM
Thoughts and prayers go out to all of them. They haven't even dug out of the last one yet. Hopefully since most were scared to go back into their homes and so many houses were destroyed with the last quake that will result in a lot less loss of life this go round. That may be the only positive amidst so much destruction.

They certainly could use a break.
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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 02:43 AM
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

gday Kangaruex4Ewe

the good thing is there are lots of emergency workers already there...

bad thing is the rescuers might have been injured themselves...

this will be another wait and see....but there are also heaps of media already there...

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:01 AM
a reply to: shaneR

gday Skeptic Overlord...

wow...thanx for the extra graphics...nice touch...thanx

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:04 AM
a reply to: shaneR

I'm seeing reports of a 5.6 aftershock on Twitter. Uncertain as to the accuracy.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:07 AM
Closer to Everest too. I know a lot of teams have been going back to set up equipment and ladders etc after the last quake, so it could potentially be bad for anyone around that area right now. Personally, I'd have been looking at flatter areas for a walk after the last quake!

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:07 AM
6.3 aftershock:

M6.3 - 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal

These poor people, they're still picking up from the last one

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:12 AM
7.4 in Afghanistan and Nepal too. The entire area from HINDUKUSH to eastern India including South had tremors!
Is this an indication for a bigger one?

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:13 AM
quake app is popping every min or so.. a 5.6 and 5.3 aftershock so far. It's not over.. this could be the ''unzipping effect' some said could happen.

Just look at the ring of fire. nearly all points are lighting up.. PnG has 3 swarm areas right now too.

Hope this stops.. Nepal needs a rest from this. it's so sad.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:25 AM

Thoughts and prayers to those over there in this hard time.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:25 AM
my heart goes out to them

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:34 AM
I see USGS has revised the figure down a tad from 7.4 to 7.3. (Small revisions like this are quite common as more data come in.)

Just for info, while a mag 7.3 quake is very bad, it's quite a bit smaller than a 7.8. This is because the scale is logarithmic, so (e.g.) a mag 7.0 is ten times more shaking than a 6.0, but releases ~32 times more energy.

In this case, a mag 7.8 is just over 3 times more shaking than a mag 7.3, but releases about 5.6 times more energy. So, although this quake was bad, it was a lot "smaller" in terms of shaking/potential damage than the mag 7.8 from April 25. However, many structures within range of the quake's effects had already been weakened by that previous, more powerful quake and so there's the worry that some will collapse.

We can expect several aftershocks from this new event and they may continue for some days. The largest one to date is the mag 6.3. That's not unexpected, because aftershocks can be up to one magnitude less than the main shock.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:37 AM
a reply to: lovemyworld
There are no reports of a mag 7.4 in Afghanistan recently -- or of any quake even near that magnitude. During the last 30 days, the biggest quakes in Afghanistan have been in the magnitude 4 range.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:39 AM
What if there is a big one and it pushes up another himalaya - bigger than Everest.

Fingers crossed the last one dropped all the loose snow so no further avalanch in Everest base camp.

I hope there are no more, what is the biggest one on record?

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:39 AM
North Pole about to move. Maybe to Nepal?

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 04:04 AM
Prayers for the people...

Side note... At least 1 veterans group is in Nepal assisting with relief efforts.

Prayers for them and the other workers as well.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 04:07 AM
LA Times is reporting four fatalities so far in this event. I really hope the number stops there.

At least 4 dead after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Nepal

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 04:14 AM
I get the feeling EQ activity is heading for an increase, felt this for a few months.

The latest from USGS

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 04:17 AM
OMG, that's terrible! I posted an article on the first Nepal earthquake thread about scientists worried another big one would happen because the first one didn't release enough pressure. Looks like they were right!

I'll see if I can find it again and post it.

I feel so bad for everyone there. I pray it's not as bad this time...
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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 04:17 AM
a reply to: shaneR

Words simply cannot express my sorrow and sadness at this time, my thoughts are with the frightened children, and women and men.

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