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1988 Nepal earthquake

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Date  August 21, 1988
Magnitude  6.9 MW
Type  Oblique-slip
Origin time  23:09:11
Depth  62 km (39 mi)
Max. intensity  VIII (Severe)
1988 Nepal earthquake

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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1988 Nepal earthquake Wikipedia


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