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Timeline: Nepal 2015 to 1934, the worst quake disasters in the last 80 years

Nepal was struck by a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, which is one of the worst quakes to have hit the country since 1934.

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: April 27, 2015 8:17:38 am
Nepal, Earthquake, A destroyed building in Nepal after the earthquake. (Source: Associated Press)

Nepal was struck by a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, one of the worst to have hit the country since 1934.

In 1934, an earthquake had hit Nepal and Bihar and over 19,000 people were killed in total. In 2015, the earthquake was felt as far as New Delhi, Kolkata and has left over 1800 people dead so far in Nepal itself. The death toll is expected to rise. At least 51 were killed in India, 17 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border.

Below is a timeline of the worst earthquakes to have hit the world in the last 80 years.

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First published on: 26-04-2015 at 10:38:58 am
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