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1988 Nepal earthquake

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1988 Nepal earthquake
UTC time1988-08-20 23:09:09
ISC event429573
Local dateAugust 21, 1988
Local time04:39
MagnitudeMw6.9 [1]
Depth62 km (39 mi) [1]
Epicenter26°43′N 86°37′E / 26.71°N 86.62°E / 26.71; 86.62 [1]
TypeOblique-slip [2]
Max. intensityVIII (Severe) [3]
Casualties709–1,450 [2]

The 1988 Nepal earthquake occurred in Nepal near the Indian border and affected much of northern Bihar.[4] The magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the region on August 21, killing at least 709 persons and injuring thousands.[5] The earthquake struck in two installments of 10 seconds and 15 seconds each and left cracks in 50,000 buildings, including Raj Bhavan and the old Secretariat Building in Patna, Bihar.

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  1. ^ a b c ISC (19 January 2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ a b USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
  3. ^ National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS) (1972), Significant Earthquake Database (Data Set), National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
  4. ^ "A devastating dawn".
  5. ^ "In India, J&K, HP, Uttarakhand fall under most active seismic zone".

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