A. Situation Report
A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on Richter scale (as per USGS) struck Nepal on 25th of April 2015. Widespread damage has been reported from Nepal. The quake also jolted the neighboring countries of Nepal including India, Bhutan and China. The aftershocks are still continuing every hour.
B. Impact of Earthquake in Nepal
At least 31 aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 or greater had been felt in Nepal so far.
The death toll has risen to 1457 across the country as per Nepal’s national Emregency Center and again is likely to increase more 18 dead after avalanche at Mount Everest. Base camp was buried under after avalanche.Hikers died were from other countries.
Large no. of population is living like refugees rendered homeless.
Heavy rain started in night making people sheltering under open sky with 3 degree Celsius temperature at night.
There are also reports of damage to Kathmandu airport which could hamper relief operations. Flights to Kathmandu have been suspended.
All flights from India to Nepal have been cancelled as the Kathmandu airport is shut in the wake of a series of earthquakes. But Air India and IndiGo are expecting to resume flights to Kathmandu from tomorrow
Massive damage in Gorkha, Lamjung and Bhaktapur is reported.
Mobile phones and other communications have been disrupted.
The Indian embassy in Nepal has also suffered some damage.
C. Impact of Earthquake in India
32 people are died and 133 wounded in Bihar.
Minor damages and cracks on buildings are reported from different parts of Bihar.
Power has been switched off in North Bihar for safety purpose.
Tremor was felt across all districts of UP
Reported 15 deaths including Gorakhpur 2, Barabanki 2, SantKabirNagar 3, Kanpur Dehath 2, Unnao 1, Bahraich 1, Mirzapur 1, Sharavasti 1, Prataphgarh 1, Badau 1
In Maharajganj district, all offices, schools and colleges have been closed as soon as the tremor was felt. Telephone connections have been disrupted badly in Maharajganj and area bordering areas to Nepal.
Minor damages to buildings and schools are reported from different districts of UP including Lucknow, Lakhmpur Khiri etc.
3 people are confirmed dead from West Bengal.
40 children were also injured when a part of their school collapsed in West Bengal's Malda.
Damages to roads and buildings are reported.
Disruption to communication lines were also experienced by the coordination team.
No information on damages received so far Uttarakhand, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana
No information on damages received so far
D. Response: Nepal
USAID is providing $1 million to Nepal for assistance. UNOCHA is deploying Disaster and assessment coordination team.
The Prime Minister directed evacuation of tourists and immediate dispatch of relief and rescue teams to Nepal, as well as to affected areas in India. Nearly 125 Indian nationals are stranded in Nepal after the high-magnitude earthquake. Also, India confirms 2 of its citizens killed in Nepal quake.
IL-76 has flown 153 NDRF members along with 28 tonnes of relief material to Kathmanadu in the evening. Remaining 07 teams are on standby at NDRF base Mundali, Bhuwaneshwar, (03 teams) Gandhinagar (02 teams) and Patna (02 teams) and will be mobilized on short notice for quick deployment.
One C-17 Globemaster III has taken off carrying 96 NDRF personnel and 15 tonnes of load from Hindan Base Ghaziabad 25th night IAF’s C-130J landed at Palam, Delhi with stranded Indians, 55 passengers including 04 infants. 102 Indians including one baby brought back by the C-17 Globemaster III of IAF from Kathmandu to Palam, Delhi and third aircraft with 160 passengers have also left Kathmandu.
10 NDRF teams equipped with latest disaster management gadgets; medical component and also having dog squad trained in Urban Search and Rescue Operation are proposed for deployment in Nepal to assist in response & relief work.
The External Affairs Ministry too has opened a 24-hour control room: +91-11-23012113, +91-11-23014104, +91-11-23017905. Indians stranded in Kathmandu who want to get in touch with their families in India can contact the embassy in
Indian Embassy in Nepal has set up helpline: +977-9851107021, +977-9851135141.
5 IAF MI -17 helicopters will be placed in Pokhara for airlifting purposes by MoD, India
Airtel made phone calls from India to Nepal free for next three days and BSNL to charge local call rates from India to Nepal for next three days.
Team from NCDHR, Caritas India, Unnati & PGVS organization left for Nepal for providing assistance.
E. Response within India
An emergency meeting of National Crisis Management committee headed by the Indian Cabinet Secretary has been called.
On instructions of PM Modi, all disaster management mechanisms have been activated in districts of Bihar/UP along Nepal border.
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has tweeted that he has directed officials to take steps to restore communication lines on Indo-Nepal border.
Indian Army, Air Force and Border Roads Organisation have been put on high alert
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has mobilized its 04 rescue teams from its Patna base for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) to the affected areas of northern Bihar like Supaul, Motihari, Darbhanga, Goplaganj and 01 team to Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh fearing damage due to earthquake.
National Disaster Management Authority sets up control rooms. The numbers are 011-26701728, 011-26701729 & 9868891801.
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav increases the earthquake relief to Rs 7 lakh for the family members of the deceased person & all medical help to the injured, according to media reports
Bihar Government announced compensation of Rs 4 Lakh for kin of deceased in earthquake
IAGs in respective state are closely monitoring the situation closely with Government.
An emergency meeting of IAG Bihar is scheduled on 26th April.
Inter-Agency Coordination Committee of Sphere India called an emergency teleconference on 25th, April to take a stock of situation. Further decided to compile the information and mapping of resources available with members for any immediate deployment. Next meeting of Inter Agency Coordination Committee is scheduled on 27th April.
F. Emerging Needs
Immediate needs are water, shelter and food. Media reported cold temperature at night in Kathmandu which makes situation more serious as well as it started raining there.
Search & Rescue, helicopter for assessing the blocked areas, tenting for medical teams and medicines. Blankets
G. Source of Information
International and national media sources