1505 Lo Mustang earthquake

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1505 Lo Mustang earthquake
1505 Lo Mustang earthquake is located in Nepal
1505 Lo Mustang earthquake
Local date June 6, 1505 (1505-06-06)
Magnitude 8.2–8.8 [1][2]
Epicenter 29°30′N 83°00′E / 29.5°N 83.0°E / 29.5; 83.0Coordinates: 29°30′N 83°00′E / 29.5°N 83.0°E / 29.5; 83.0
Areas affected Nepal, China, India

The 1505 Lo Mustang earthquake occurred on 6 June 1505 and had an estimated magnitude between 8.2 and 8.8 making it one of the largest earthquakes in Nepalese history. The earthquake killed an approximate 30 percent of the Nepalese population at the time.[3]

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  1. ^ Jha, Madan Kumar (2010). Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters: Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation. New Delhi: Springer. pp. 25–26. ISBN 978-90-481-2497-8. 
  2. ^ Bilham R.; Ambraseys N.N. (2005). "Apparent Himalayan slip deficit from the summation of seismic moments for Himalayan earthquakes, 1500 – 2000" (PDF). Current Science. 88 (10): 1658–1663. 
  3. ^ "Himalayan Earthquake Research". unr.edu. Retrieved 2015-08-21.