1988 Nepal earthquake

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1988 Nepal earthquake
1988 Nepal earthquake is located in Nepal
1988 Nepal earthquake
Date August 21, 1988
Origin time 23:09:11 [1]
Magnitude 6.9 MW [1]
Depth 62 km (39 mi) [1]
Epicenter 26°43′N 86°37′E / 26.71°N 86.62°E / 26.71; 86.62Coordinates: 26°43′N 86°37′E / 26.71°N 86.62°E / 26.71; 86.62 [1]
Type Oblique-slip [2]
Casualties 709–1,450 [2]

The 1988 Nepal earthquake occurred in Nepal near the Indian border and affected much of northern Bihar.[3] The magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the region on August 21, killing at least 709 persons and injuring thousands.[4] 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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