Earthquake in Nepal

There was a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake that occurred approximately 50 miles from Kathmandu at noon local time. There is significant property damage in Kathmandu.  Secretary of State John Kerry conveyed deepest condolences to all those affected, including families in Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh.

The U.S. Embassy in Nepal is currently conducting accountability checks of U.S. Embassy personnel and U.S. citizens.  The U.S. Embassy issued an emergency message advising all U.S. citizens to shelter in place if they are in a safe location. Any American citizens needing assistance should contact the Embassy at (+977 1) 423 4068, 423 4120, 423 4494, 423 4269, 423 4340, 423 4542, or 423 4144 or if in the United States can contact the State Department directly at 1-888-407-4747.

We encourage people in the United States to contact the State Department at or 1-888-407-4747 to provide us with information about U.S. citizens who may be in need of assistance in Nepal.

We are closely working with the government of Nepal to provide assistance and support.  Ambassador Peter W. Bodde is in touch with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office Of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) about the U.S. response to the Nepal earthquake.  USAID has a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on its way, and OFDA activated a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue team specializing in urban search and rescue to deploy with the DART to help in the response efforts.  In addition, the U.S. Mission in Nepal will contribute $1 million in initial assistance to support disaster relief efforts.

You can go to the Center for International Disaster Information's website,, to find out how you can help those affected by the earthquake. The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations.

Please follow @USEmbassyNepal@theOFDA, and @StateDept on Twitter and 'like' the U.S. Embassy in Nepal on Facebook for updates.

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Moses A.
April 25, 2015
This is an International Tragedy. I wish to express my deepest condolence to the Families,People and Government of the affected Countries.I sincerely pray that the Almighty GOD will grant you the fortitude to bear the irréparable numerous Loss. GOD giveth GOD taketh.......
Andres D.
April 25, 2015
Rebuid with these nature´s lessons. and save your citizens lifes.
Patrick W.
Maryland, USA
April 26, 2015
We need to prepare for these events, because they seem to be happening everywhere more often lately .
Jacques B.
April 27, 2015

Great and reliable source of information

This tragedy is of unprecedented magnitude
While praying for the recovery of those who have been engulfed in the wreckage and the rescue teams who are busy at it, we take this opportunity to awaken authorities in countries like Guinea Conakry where the real estate development malpractice of pushing off the ocean waters along the coast so they beware ! One day the Ocean will get furious and will sweep across the buildings . If this happens at a time when seismic /tectonic furies quicken, some big cities and capital cities, like Conakry might experience major disasters. City planners along coast lines must constantly prospectively monitor climate changes. According to some studies(see CERESCOR archives), Conakry had better watch out as something rather disastrous has been forecast around the year 2050 decade! God forbid !

Anshu P.
New York, USA
April 30, 2015
This is the most negative reporting. Katmandu will RISE. Will raise so high that it will sustain another 8.0 quake next time as it will be rebuilt better The world,& India will rebuild it.because, Himalyas and Katmandu its gate of entry is so important to the world. It is a pity for the tragedy, but a great opportunity to rebuild Katmandu to a 21st century's standard
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