Magnitude 7.8 – 34km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal – April 25, 2015

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NepalUSGS: “Seismicity in the Himalaya dominantly results from the continental collision of the India and Eurasia plates, which are converging at a relative rate of 40-50 mm/yr. Northward underthrusting of India beneath Eurasia generates numerous earthquakes and consequently makes this area one of the most seismically hazardous regions on Earth.”

USGS Tectonic Summary
2015-04-25 06:11:26 (UTC)
Magnitude 7.8
34km (21mi) ESE of Lamjung, Nepal
28.147°N 84.708°E depth=15.0 km (9.3 mi)

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