KATHMANDU, April 25, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers transfer a body from a site struck by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 25, 2015. An 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, at 2:11 p.m. (Beijing Time) (0622 GMT) Saturday, China Earthquake Networks Center said. (Xinhua/Zhou Shengping/IANS)

Nepal Earthquake: 65 Aftershocks Hit Kathmandu, Airport Shut Down, Flights Cancelled

The USGS upgraded Nepal earthquake from 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale, while China Earthquake Networks Center put it at 8.1 magnitude. Otherwise, as many as 65 aftershocks hit the area, 49 of them big enough and listed below, according to the USGS.

    1. 5.423km NW of Chongdui, China2015-04-25 17:42:49 UTC3.2 km
    2. 5.144km E of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea2015-04-25 17:09:20 UTC128.0 km
    3. 5.3154km N of Tobelo, Indonesia2015-04-25 16:41:15 UTC125.2 km
    4. 4.923km NNE of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 16:27:21 UTC10.0 km
    5. 3.43km S of Cobb, California2015-04-25 16:05:17 UTC2.3 km
    6. 2.72km ENE of The Geysers, California2015-04-25 15:56:32 UTC2.2 km
    7. 2.69km SE of Ocotillo Wells, California2015-04-25 15:13:23 UTC10.0 km
    8. 4.614km E of Panaoti, Nepal2015-04-25 14:10:02 UTC10.0 km
    9. 4.623km SSW of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 13:36:14 UTC10.0 km
    10. 4.651km NNW of Kathmandu, Nepal2015-04-25 13:30:28 UTC10.0 km
    11. 2.656km W of Cordova, Alaska2015-04-25 13:26:47 UTC18.5 km
    12. 5.229km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal2015-04-25 12:44:04 UTC10.0 km
    13. 4.532km N of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 12:17:55 UTC10.0 km
    14. 4.236km N of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 12:01:13 UTC10.0 km
    15. 2.636km WSW of Shoshone, California2015-04-25 11:18:05 UTC1.7 km
    16. 4.421km SSW of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 10:53:43 UTC10.0 km
    17. 2.69km NW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska2015-04-25 10:47:23 UTC126.2 km
    18. 4.832km E of Panaoti, Nepal2015-04-25 10:40:35 UTC10.0 km
    19. 4.220km WSW of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 10:23:19 UTC10.0 km
    20. 2.5102km W of Cantwell, Alaska2015-04-25 09:57:23 UTC0.0 km
    21. 5.031km NNW of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 09:30:29 UTC10.0 km
    22. 5.733km SE of Xegar, China2015-04-25 09:17:02 UTC10.0 km
    23. 4.919km N of Kathmandu, Nepal2015-04-25 09:03:15 UTC10.0 km
    24. 5.31km WNW of Banepa, Nepal2015-04-25 08:55:55 UTC10.0 km
    25. 5.041km SE of Lamjung, Nepal2015-04-25 08:29:24 UTC10.0 km
    26. 4.722km W of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 08:20:11 UTC10.0 km
    27. 4.917km ENE of Banepa, Nepal2015-04-25 08:16:59 UTC10.0 km
    28. 4.620km E of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 08:05:37 UTC10.0 km
    29. 2.613km SW of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands2015-04-25 07:50:09 UTC29.0 km
    30. 5.015km NNE of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 07:47:01 UTC10.0 km
    31. 4.522km E of Banepa, Nepal2015-04-25 07:39:33 UTC10.0 km
    32. 4.833km N of Kathmandu, Nepal2015-04-25 07:16:56 UTC10.0 km
    33. 4.85km SE of Panaoti, Nepal2015-04-25 07:13:44 UTC10.0 km
    34. 5.025km S of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 07:07:59 UTC10.0 km
    35. 5.525km NNE of Nagarkot, Nepal2015-04-25 06:56:34 UTC10.0 km
    36. 6.649km E of Lamjung, Nepal2015-04-25 06:45:21 UTC14.6 km
    37. 5.128km SSW of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 06:37:58 UTC9.8 km
    38. 5.365km ESE of Hachijo-jima, Japan2015-04-25 06:35:45 UTC77.2 km
    39. 4.665km SW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska2015-04-25 06:21:53 UTC180.0 km
    40. 7.834km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal2015-04-25 06:11:26 UTC15.0 km
    41. 2.636km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands2015-04-25 01:31:59 UTC12.0 km

The damage is extensive in kathmandu and the historical tower collapsed to rubble while the Kathmandu airport was shut on Saturday causing cancellation of Indian flights bound for the capital city of Nepal.

An IndiGo flight for Nepal, which left at 11:30 a.m. was called back mid-air and the departures of two others were cancelled and an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah to Kathmandu was also diverted to the Indian capital New Delhi instead of Kathmandu.

Several airlines soon cancelled their flights bound for Nepal and an¬†Indigo flight was called back from Kathmandu, and the departure of two flights of Jet Airways and Air India met similar fate.¬†“SpiceJet flights to KTM (Kathmandu) is on hold until we get more news on impact of earthquake and readiness of Kathmandu airport,” a spokesperson told IANS.

Kathmandu: A portion of a building collapses in Kathmandu as a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal on April 25, 2015. (Photo: Sabina Lama/IANS)

Kathmandu: A portion of a building collapses in Kathmandu as a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal on April 25, 2015. (Photo: Sabina Lama/IANS)

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