House destruction on worst hit districts, Nepal Earthquake 2015

 By: Arun Karki / Sunil Dhungana      Published on: 26 May 2015


The devastating Earthquakes that hit Nepal on April 25th and May 12th left thousands of people dead and severe destruction on houses and physical infrastructures.

Map showing 13 hard hit districts of Nepal specifying the house destruction by massive earthquake 2015

Mapping designed by Hum Kumari Gurung                                                                                                                                            Data source:,


The major devastation on houses occurred in districts; Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Nuwakot and Gorkha. These four districts are found to have higher number of poorly built houses whereas Kathmandu and Lalitpur seemingly have higher number of strongly built  houses. A big number of house destruction are seen in Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Nuwakot and Gorkha.