Gorkha Earthquake,

April, 2015

Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal - worst earthquake in 80 years

A devastating earthquake of the magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal near Lamjung, 80 kilometers northwest of the capital Kathmandu on 25th April, 2015. Continued aftershocks occurred throughout the country at the intervals of 15–20 minutes, with one shock reaching a magnitude of 6.7 on 26 April. The earthquake killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. Many more were feared trapped under the rubble. Hundreds of houses and buildings, heritage sites were demolished and some roads cracked wide open. Rural areas were cut off due to widespread destruction, and landslides. Estimates suggest that 130,000 homes were destroyed and 530,000 damaged. Over 8.1 million people across 39 districts were severely affected. Kathmandu, situated on a block of crust approximately 120 km (74 miles) wide and 60 km (37 miles) long, reportedly shifted 3 m (10 feet) to the south in a matter of just 30 seconds. Kavrepalanchowk, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Gorkha were among the districts that were severely affected, with very high death tolls. 

A major aftershock occurred on 12 May 2015 at 12:50 NST with a moment magnitude of 7.3. The epicenter was near the Chinese border between the capital city of Kathmandu and Mt. Everest. More than 200 people were killed and more than 2,500 were injured by this aftershock.

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Rebuilding lives after devastating Nepal earthquake

Pragya is currently engaged in rehabilitation efforts for the people affected in the Nepal earthquake. Our efforts span across Dhading, Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok and Nuwakot districts. 

If you would like to help us with the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts, please contact:  pragyauk@pragya.org

How can I Help?

For information on our efforts so far, please refer to: 

Outreach Summary and Rebuilding Priorities

For additional information, please refer to:

Situation Update: April 2015

Rehabilitation Needs

  • Material for shelter construction 
  • Water tanks and filters/purifiers
  • Construction of toilets
  • Polyhouse for vegetable farming
  • Hives and tools for bee-keeping
  • Repairing of irrigation infrastructure
  • Support for goat rearing
  • Peer Groups and Helplines to prevent Violence Against Women 


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