Project HOPE Nepal Response SitRep, 12 May 2015

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1. Purpose. To provide a daily situation report of Project HOPE’s response to the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

2. Situation. A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 77 kilometers (48 miles) northwest of Nepal's capital Kathmandu at 0611 GMT on 25 Apr 2015 The magnitude of Nepal Earthquake was updated to 7.9 by IMD on 25th April. The epicenter was in the Lamjung District (NW of Kathmandu) and south of the China border. The Government reports that 35 of 75 districts are affected in the Western and Central regions, including the Kathmandu Valley districts. This includes rural areas, as well as the very densely populated districts of Kathmandu and Pokhara. The most affected districts include: Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and Ramechap.