Nepal’s Earthquake: Mapping its ripple effect across Asia

The earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday was the worst to hit the country since a 1934 temblor killed more than 8,000. Because the region is relatively sparsely populated, the death toll hasn't approached the hundreds of thousands killed in history's deadliest quakes.

Updated: April 28, 2015

5,000 deaths

Nepal Earthquake

zoomed out regional map
detailed map of the area

Depth and size of quakes this week Depth and size of quakes this week

Earthquake intensity Earthquake intensity

tectonic plates tectonic plates

Nepal's population density

SOURCES: U.S. Geological Survey, Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program, Natural Earth and news reports. Population data from OCHA (2006).
By BONNIE BERKOWITZ, DARLA CAMERON, SAMUEL GRANADOS, RICHARD JOHNSON, LARIS KARKLIS, SHELLY TAN and GENE THORP/The Washington Post