At 11:41am on April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Tremors were felt across northern India and neighboring Bangladesh and Pakistan. Aftershocks are now unlikely as the 72 hour window has passed The most deadly avalanche ever recorded hit Mount Everest and destroyed most of Base Camp 1.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) the most affected areas are Gorkha, Lamjung and Sindhupalchok as well as Kathmandu, Bhakktapur and Lalllipur Districts.*