Mild tremors recorded in Nepal

Less than a day after the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, Nepal has also recorded minor quakes with tremors felt in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The earthquake was measured at 4.3 on the Richter Scale on Friday night (11th March 2011) with its epicentre at Hemja and Lahachowk in Kaski District. Nepal has been struck by a major earthquake once every 75 years over the last millennium. The last big one was in 1934 with a magnitude of 8.4 on the Richter scale. It killed around 20 thousand people and destroyed half of Kathmandu’s buildings. A similar earthquake today would kill 100,000, critically wound 200,000 and displace about half of the city’s 2.5 million residents. Here is a list of the most recent earthquakes in Nepal.........


Date/Time
Location
Magnitude
March 12, 2011/ 05:15
Hemja and Lahachowk, Kaski district
4.4
February 22, 2011 / 19:45
Bakhamkharka, Sankhuwasawa district
4.2
February 13, 2011 / 17:51
Border of Bhojpur & Sankhuwasava districts 
4.7
January 18, 2011 / 7:02
Barahbise, Sindhupalchowk district
4.3
January18, 2011 / 03:35
Humla
4.1
December 18, 2010 / 06:30
Darcha, Gorkha district
4.1
December 5, 2010 / 06:37
Rugin, Bajura district
4.2