Another large earthquake has occurred at a shallow depth in Nepal.
Now measuring 6.8 magnitude (6.7 revised), this newest large earthquake comes on top of the several dozen (hundred) aftershocks, some reaching upwards of upper 5.0M.
Approximately 1,900 people now reported killed in the Nepal earthquake.
As the 6.8 magnitude struck, reports are that it sent people into a panic, running into the streets out of already damaged structures.
The past 7 days has been phenomenal in regards to seismic activity. Nine different earthquake measuring 6.0M or greater.
See a recap of the past week here.
Information on this latest 6.8M earthquake in Nepal from the USGS:
|MagnitudE / uncertainty||6.7 mwp± 0.0|
|Location / uncertainty||27.794°N 85.974°E± 6.7 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||10.0 km± 1.6|
|Origin Time||2015-04-26 07:09:08.930 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||101|
|Minimum Distance||635.63 km (5.71°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.93 sec|
Earlier yesterday (April 25, 2015), a flurry of earthquakes occurred across the region of Nepal , following the original 7.8 magnitude event.
We then saw movement deep in the Asthenosphere again in the same locations as before (Fiji).
Now we see the deep movement has again been followed by shallow larger movement in an adjacent region to the deep asthenosphere earthquakes. Read more about the deep earthquakes (and their relation to these large earthquakes occurring now) here: