Another Nepal earthquake: Deaths in 3 nations «

CNN published a good article today covering the latest 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake is a significant event, but the context that they provide about the size of today’s earthquake relative to the April 25th, 2015 quake is worth highlighting:

Tuesday’s magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck about 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) deep, the U.S. Geological Survey said. For comparison’s sake, the magnitude-7.8 quake on April 25 — which killed more than 8,000 — was centered east of, rather than west of Kathmandu and a little farther away (50 miles). That earlier tremor was also more than three times bigger and 5.6 times stronger, in terms of energy released, according to the USGS.

Source: “Another Nepal Earthquake: Deaths in 3 Nations –”  (May 12, 2015).

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