4/26/2015 — ANOTHER large earthquake strikes in Nepal — 6.8 Magnitude in same location

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.

FRUTILLAR: Erupción volcán Calbuco

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.


a week of unrest

FRUTILLAR: Erupción volcán Calbuco

Above: Past 7 days of 6.0M+ earthquakes up to April 26, 2015 230am CDT


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
Azimuthal Gap 24°


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:


another deeper earthquake april 25 2015

April 25, 2015 – Two deep asthenosphere earthquakes again precede shallow larger movement in an adjacent area – within 12 hours of these deep earthquakes yet another borderline 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck.


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