Humanity Road’s overall disaster response activities began on April 25, 2015 and ended on June 12, 2015. In addition to producing general daily situation reports and conducting social media monitoring and amplification, Humanity Road was activated for five mission-specific projects. Crisis mapping and urgent needs identification support was provided for the Kathmandu Living Labs crisis mapping effort through the entire response period. In addition, special reports were provided for World Health Organization, Americares, Nethope and UNOCHA.


On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a shallow magnitude 7.8 earthquake centered 34 km ESE of Lamjung District. Called the Gorkha earthquake, it killed over 8,800 people and destroyed nearly 600,000 houses in rural districts near the epicenter and in the capital city of Kathmandu (UNOCHA). It also caused an avalanche on Mount Everest that killed at least 20 people and injured 120 (Washington Post) and a mudslide in the Langtag Valley where at least 250 people were reported missing (Associated Press).

On May 12, a large 7.3 magnitude aftershock, called the Dolakha quake, struck the region killing more than 200 and injuring more than 2,500 people in Nepal (CNN) and killing at least 17 people in India and one person in Tibet (CNN). Daily aftershocks, combined with monsoon rains, have created landslides and flooding resulting in more and more people becoming internally displaced. Hundreds of thousands of people are currently living in temporary shelters, and about 2.8 million require humanitarian assistance (UNOCHA).

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Humanity Road – Nepal

Activation: Nepal 7.3 May 12, 2015 Earthquake
Publication Date: May 12,2015
Social Media Situation Report


Today’s report is a summary of new information found on social media following the 7.3 magnitude aftershock that occurred on 12 May 2015 in Nepal, China, and India.  Our live situation report and summary situation reports #1-11 covering the Nepal earthquake of 25 April can be accessed at

This situation report highlights urgent needs, situational awareness, significant updates, social

media highlights, and underserved locations.  Humanity Road volunteers have been contributing to the analysis and amplification of information gathered through social media data mining since 25 April.  We continue to collaborate with Translators without Borders and Kathmandu Living Labs, .

Highlights found today in social media and mainstream media begin on Page 2.  Included are updates on transportation, communications, damage to hospitals, impacted districts, and maps and photos/videos primarily in Nepal and India.

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Situation Report:   Earthquake Nepal  – Bordering China and India

Situation Report  – (period covered: May 12, 2015)

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Situation Overview


Just 17 days after a 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, the country has been hit by two powerful aftershocks: a magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 07:05:19 UTC and a magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 07:36:53 UTC, both on May 12, 2015. (source)  The 7.3 magnitude quake was centered 18km SE of Kodari.  The 6.3 was centered 33km NNE of Ramechhap. (source)

The 7.3 earthquake was one of 11 aftershocks that struck within a 34 km radius of Kodari, Nepal. Three other earthquakes struck within 33 km of Ramechhap, Nepal  and one struck 5 km SSW of Zuobude, China (67 km E of Banepa, Nepal). (source)

More buildings have collapsed, and new landslides are blocking roads and highways.  Some international Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams are still in country and have been requested to support the authorities with search and rescue, and military assets are conducting aerial assessments. (source)

The number of deaths and injuries varies.  According to Nepalese government spokesman Minendra Rijal, at least 48 people have died and another 1,261 have been injured in Nepal, and 32 districts have been affected.  At least 17 people in India have died according to Home Ministry spokesman Kuldeep Dhatwalia.  Sixteen of those deaths were in Bihar state, with the other in Uttar Pradesh.  The earthquake also affected China, killing a woman in Tibet, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.  In the same report, local police officer Wu Aijun said that landslides in the Gyirong area in Tibet. (source)


After the major earthquake today, Nepal Police suggest staying in open fields and avoiding voice network – use SMS. (source)

(12 May) A US Marines UH1-huey rescue helicopter has been confirmed as missing.  It has been out of contact since afternoon, in the Sunakhani area of Dolakha. (source)


  • Police 100
  • Fire 101
  • For rescue and to report missing persons call Nepalese Police hotline on 1113, 100. Contact phone numbers: 44412780, 4411549 (
  • Ambulance and Hospitals phone numbers:
  • Redcross Ambulance Service: +997 14228094
  • Police office numbers in affected areas: 
  • Nepal Red Cross helpline numbers- (+977)-1-4270650, (+977)-1-427276



  • Indian Embassy earthquake helpline numbers in Nepal: +977 9851135141,  +977 9851107021 (source)
  • American Embassy Helplines: +977 1 423 4068,  +977 14007269, +977 14007266,  Current status of flights scheduled to land in Nepal as Tribuhvan Airport can be found here 


  • (12 May) As of 9:30pm, vehicles are moving again on the Araniko Highway, which was blocked after a house collapsed and fell on the road near Sanga in Bhaktapur. (source)
  • (12 May) Landslides have occurred on the (Sidhartha, Koshi, Arniko) Highways.  Landslides are reportedly blocking the following highways: (source) (source)
  • Lamosanghu-Barhabishe section of the Araniko Highway.
  • Khadichaur-Charikot
  • Pasang Lhamu Highway, which links Kathmandu with Rasuwa.
  • Rasuwa – Mailung
  • Dolakha – Singati
  • Dhankuta – Karkichhap
  • Syanja – Bhalupahad
  • Ramechhap – Lakhanpur.  
  • Landslides are blocking roads to Dolakha which has cut off information about the most impacted area.
  • May (12)  Chautara to Kathamandu (confirmed) by road was passable this afternoon: there are small landslides but no significant obstacles. In one stretch there was cracking on the downhill side of the road surface. Chautara town centre, where more buildings have collapsed, can be bypassed by a mud/gravel track to the east (souce)


  • Radio Nepal: 
  • (12 May) From Amateur Radio OPs: At 1200Z, Indian amateur radio operator, VU2JAU reported that there is no power in Kathmandu and that 3 multi-story buildings have collapsed and that 3 to 4 people are reported dead. The reporting was heard on 14.210MHz, where amateur radio operators in India have decided to locate in order to assist in emergency communications operations.
  • (12 May) Amateur radio – via 9N1SP – we will be on air tomorrow again at 21.360 MHz at 0515 UTC.
  • (11 May) The Red Cross and a Nepalese telecom firm launched an emergency texting service on Monday to send out real-time updates on aid distribution and weather warnings. The free messaging service will target users according to their location, offering them potentially “life-saving” information on weather and health hazards in time for the approaching monsoon. (source)


  • (12 May) The wounded are being ferried in from Charikot, Chautara, Namche. Ambulances at the airport…Dolakha seems badly hit this time. (source)
  • (12 May) Omkar Hospital, Ring Road, Pattipa, near Ekantakuna in Kathmandu, has collapsed (source)
  • (12 May) More damages have been reported at the People’s Dental Hospital in Naya Bazaar, Kathmandu. (source)
  • (12 May) As of 3:56am, 60 injured people have been brought to Tribhuvan Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. (source)



  • (12 May) Districts affected:  Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Dolakha, Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk, Dhanusa, Kavrepalanchok, Sunsari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Ramechhap, Gorkha.  Municipalities reporting damages include: Chautara, Gangabu, Kathmandu. (source)
  • (May 12) If residents require their homes to be inspected by Government Official, they should contact Shivahari Sharma-9851058699 (source)

Social Media Reports from Districts Impacted:

Bhaktapur District (Bagmati)

  • (12 May) Over 100 houses in Bhaktapur have suffered damages, and as many as 198 people have been injured.  They are being treated at Bhaktapur Hospital and the Nepal-Korea Friendship Hospital. (source)
  • (12 May) Madhyapur Thimi (27.680000, 85.386) – Most of the houses in the Madhyapur Thimi area in Bhaktapur suffered massive damages. (source)  
  • (12 May) According to the Pakistan Military foreign military team, there was widespread collapse in Bhaktapur.  The team is ok.  They had treated 24 casualties in the first 3 hours following the 7.3 quake. (source)

Dhading District

  • (12 May) Although damaged from earlier earthquake, relief needed is still needed in Jymrung, Ward no. 4.  Around 300 houses have yet to receive aid. There are a lot of children under 3 years old and food is running out. (source)

Dolakha District (Janakpur)

  • (12 May) 7:56am – Help needed in Jugu (27.680000, 86.17), Dolakha.  All houses have been destroyed, and animals are stuck.  No one has been their since the first quake.  They need immediate evacuation. (Posts to page, column on left side – source)
  • (12 May) The districts of Dolakha and Sindhuplachok, which bore the brunt of the 25 April quake, appear to have been hit hard. (source).  Landslides occurred in Charikote and Lamabagar in Dolakha. (source)
  • (12 May) The Aid agency Save the Children says up to 90% homes now destroyed in Sindhupalchok and Dolakha districts (source)
  • (12 May) Charikote (27.666612, 86.050411) – Villages have been destroyed in the Charikote area.  An Italian medical team arrived there today, and injured people have been flown to Kathmandu. (source) (source) (source)
  • (12 May) There are reports so far of 24 people dead and another 543 injured. 5 people were reported rescued in Charikot. (source)
  • (12 May) So far no casualties in Jiri but the buildings have collapsed. Villagers were not staying inside their houses when the quake came. (source)
  • (12 May) WHO is sending medicines, medical supplies, and 2 assessment teams assigned by the Ministry of Health to Ramechhap & Dolakha. (source)
  • (12 May) The MdM France foreign medical team in Golche, Dolakha has seen a small number of casualties. (source)

Kathmandu District (Bagmati)

  • (12 May) Omkar Hospital, Ring Road, Pattipa, near Ekantakuna in Kathmandu, has collapsed (source)
  • (12 May) More damages have been reported at the People’s Dental Hospital in Naya Bazaar, Kathmandu. (source)
  • (12 May) The Lotus Children’s Home in Balaju-16 needs help.  15 children are sheltering in a tent with two adult caregivers outside of the home.  They have food and water but need a medical and well being check.  One adult caregiver needs a high blood pressure check and medicine, and the other needs a diabetes check.  Not certain if the diabetic is Type I or II or if medicines are needed.  Children’s OTC, flu, diarrheal, and cold meds are needed as well.  No one has been able to reach the contact person recently. (source, post by Leslie Teltoe)
  • (12 May) Less damage in Hattiban area, but more damage in New Buspark. (source)
  • (12 May) A six-storied building near the Samakhusi junction in the capital city which had been marked with a red sign, signaling it to be very dangerous with major cracks, fell down and hit a cyber cafe in the neighborhood.  As of 7:52pm, rescue units from the three security organs, including the American military team, were carrying out an extensive rescue operation suspecting a child to have been trapped inside. (source)
  • (12 May) At the Gongabu area, at least 6 tall hotels and houses have fallen while dozens of houses have subsided. (source) (source)
  • (12 May) The Himalayan Bank at TU Teaching Hospital has suffered wide fissures. (source)
  • (12 May) Houses in Ombahal and Sankhu have also fallen. (source)
  • (12 May) House damages in Ichangu,  Balaju, Akasedhara Kapan, Gaththaghar, Dallu, Bhimdhunga, Samakhusi, Gujeshwori, Maharajgunj, Basantpur. (source)

Gorkha District

  • (12 May) As of 11 May, the far west region of Gorkha was still unreachable due to landslides blocking roads.  At least 150 donkeys, used to carry loads into the mountains, have died.  Currently only expert climbers can reach the area.  The latest earthquakes may have exacerbated the situation in this area that was still waiting for help.  Names of the villages where relief has not been delivered sufficiently by the government, NGO’s, INGO’s and private companies: Lapu, Kasaigaun, Uhiya, Keranju, Sirdibas, Chekumpat, Chunchet, Bhi, Prok, Loh, Samagaun.  CDO’s name in Gorkha: Udhav Timilsina, Phone: 9856057777 (source)
  • (12 May) Some buildings damaged by the 25 April quake collapsed today in Gorkha District. (source)

Kavrepalanchok District (Bagmati)

  • (12 May) A huge landslide reported in Sailung Danda in Kavrepalanchok after the quake, bringing down loose rocks. (source)

Lalitpur District (Bagmati)

  • (12 May) Report from 5:13am of no electricity. (source)
  • (12 May) The building collapse in Lalitpur (Patan) was controlled due to damage in previous earthquake. No casualties due to latest quake. (source)

Langtang Region

  • (12 May) Landslides were reported. (source)

Ramechhap District

  • (12 May) WHO is sending medicines, medical supplies, and 2 assessment teams assigned by the Ministry of Health to Ramechhap & Dolakha. (source)
  • (12 May) The MdM Spain foreign medical team at Ramechapp district hospital is ok, and have been treating casualties. (source)

Rautahat District

Sarlahi District (Janakpur)

  • (12 May) Sukhepokhari Higher School’s wall collapsed in Sarlahi which killed one person. (source)

Sindhupalchowk District (Bagmati)

  • (12 May) There were strong aftershocks in Chautara, Sindhupalchowk, which caused small landslides and some building collapses.  The road from Chautara to KTM was closed for a while but has been re-opened to all vehicles. (source)
  • (12 May) Three landslides followed aftershocks in Sindhupalchowk District (source)
  • (12 May) Aid agency Save the Children says up to 90% homes now destroyed in Sindhupalchok and Dolakha districts (source)
  • (12 May) Lots of people in Chautara are in need of medical attention. The main bazaar has been declared a “no go zone”. A big coordination meeting of the area will take place early tomorrow morning. (source)
  • (12 May) The Norwegian Red Cross foreign medical team in Chautara, Sindulpolchawk started seeing large numbers of injured (at least 40 so far) in the morning. (source)
  • (12 May) The MdM France foreign medical team in Chautara, Sindhulpolchawk has seen a small number of casualties. (source)
  • (12 May) The Thai Civilian foreign medical team in Sipaghat, Sindulpolchowk treated 20 patients in the morning following the 7.3 quake.  They expect more to come from more remote areas. (source)
  • (12 May) The Canadian Red Cross foreign medical team in Tatopani, Sindulpalchowk has been cut off by a landslide north and south, but the team is ok. (source)
  • (12 May) The Japan Red Cross foreign medical team in Malemchi, Sindulpolchawk is ok and treating patients with minor injuries. (source)
  • (12 May) There are reports of people buried under rubble in Tatopani. (source)




(12 May) Unconfirmed reports of one person killed and three injured in a landslide triggered by the quake in Tibet, according to China Central Television. (source)



Affected Districts/ Areas: Kushinagar (UP), Dinajpur, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Patna, Kolkata, Bhatinda. In Bihar –  Darbhanga, Saran, Siwan, Nawada, Samastipur, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Motihari and Purnia.  


  • (12 May) Indian injuries have been confirmed: 16 in Bihar, 8 in West Bengal. “Several” in UP, 1 confirmed. 25 are said to be buried under a collapsed building also in Bihar. (source).
  • South Dinajpur (WB): School railing collapses due to #earthquake, 14 students injured. (source)
  • 12 students were injured in a school in Darbhanga in Bihar (source)
  • Cracks cropped up in many buildings in Assam’s capital Guwahati while train movement was restricted in parts of eastern and northeastern India. (source)
  • School girls injured in Bhojpur taken to primary health care centre in district (source).
  • Alert in many places – NDRF, PMO teams put in action. jawans of Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) have been put on alert on Indo-Nepal Border.


  • (12 May) No airports impacted. All major domestic & International Airports are open.


  • (12 May) Round-the-clock Control Room has been opened at ‘Nabanna’ in West Bengal and the numbers are 1070 and 22143526
  • Additional control room with phone number 011-1078 is also functioning under the command of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) round-the-clock
  • Following are the helpline numbers issued by the MEA: +91 11 2301 2113,  +91 11 2301 4104, +91 11 2301 7905, Email: source)
  • Bihar state govt promises free treatment for all affected (more than 100 in Bihar) by the earthquake. (source)
  • Fortis India, Noida (source), Apollo Hospitals (source) and few more offers help to victims of earthquake


(12 May) Today’s earthquake on map

(12 May) Patna, Eastern India impact


(12 May) Injured school children, West Bengal

(12 May) Buildings damaged, Bihar

(12 May)  Today’s earthquake blog, TOI                                             Page  of