The first documented earthquake event in the country dates back to 7 June 1255, during the reign of King Abhaya Malla.The quake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, took the life of the king and wiped out a third of Kathmandu's then population. The earthquake of June 7, 1255 AD (1310 BS) is the first recorded earthquake in the history of Nepal. T he earthquake that struck Nepal was powerful enough to move a mountain, Chinese authorities said Monday.. Mount Everest shifted three centimeters southwest after the … Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, which razed around a … Earthquake Data and Information. Lying in one of the most seismically active regions of the world, Nepal has a long history of earthquakes.
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards During the earthquake nearly one third of the total population of Kathmandu were killed.