Earthquake 2015, Nepal : This house (which survived 1934 earthquake 8.4 RS ) belonged to my father ( (( ). This housed used to be called YAMI CHHEN. Among the visitors in this house were Pandit Rahul Sanskrityan ( ) who has written biography about my father. He had stayed in our house for a month. Rahuljeee had traveled from India to Lhasa with my father and used to live there together. Dr. Ambedkar ( ) who too had stayed in our house during his visit to Nepal . My mother late Heera Devi Yami, a freedom fighter to overthrow Rana regine of Nepal and the founder member of Nepal Woman Association, used to take charge of every thing including managing the finance for the family from renting this house. Every time she ran short of money she used to add rooms ( concrete structure over very old traditional building materials as per the advice of old traditional builders of Nepal for cleaner space etc ) and earn more from the rented rooms in order to educate her seven children and manage the house. She had always kept my father totally undisturbed with house hold tensions so that he could devote all his life for the development of Nepal, continue with his passion in writing books and delivering lectures in public programs both in Nepal and India. However, she died in 1970 at the age of 49. The 25th April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1Ms[ and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Four people (tenants) in the ground floor got buried and died in our ancestral building at (Budhankhel , Ward no. 18 ) in Kathmandu. While fleeing from the ground floor, the door latch got buckled due to heavy movement of building due to the earthquake and these tenants were found dead with their hands on the door latch. Over their dead body interiors of all five floors of western section of the building had collapsed. My elder brother Vidhan ( lung cancer patient ) was on the third floor with his wife, son and daughter. Because he was a civil engineer he quickly managed to select the area which was structurally safer and all four of them survived with mojor injuries. April 25th earthquake tilted one neighbor's building almost near full collapsing state. Continued aftershocks throughout Nepal at the intervals of 15–20 minutes, with one big shock reaching a magnitude of 6.7 RS on 12th May at 12:54:08 NST brought down this building which fell into our compound This house was bought only couple of months ago by that owner. As of 7 th June 2015, over 304 aftershocks had occurred. The large number of aftershocks after the earthquake is considered normal by seismologists. Videos of other sites: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)