1988 Nepal earthquake
|UTC time||1988-08-20 23:09:09|
|Local date||August 21, 1988|
|Magnitude||Mw 6.9 |
|Depth||62 km (39 mi) |
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe) |
The 1988 Nepal earthquake occurred in Nepal near the Indian border and affected much of northern Bihar. The magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the region on August 21, killing at least 709 persons and injuring thousands. 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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