A 2015 Nepal Earthquake Video Resurfaced After the Tajikistan Earthquake

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25th February 2023
 A 2015 Nepal Earthquake Video Resurfaced After the Tajikistan Earthquake
The Nepal earthquake occurred in 2015 (Twitter)

The Claim

A video shows the first visual of the recent earthquake that hit Tajikistan on February 23.

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Following the recent earthquake that struck Tajikistan, social media users circulated a video purporting to show the moment when the earthquake hit the country.

The video shows a statue collapsing in the middle of the road due to the earthquake.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading.

After conducting a thorough reverse image search, Misbar’s team found the video making the rounds to be outdated and unrelated to Tajikistan’s earthquake.

This Video Shows the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

The footage does not feature the recent earthquake that hit Tajikistan, as claimed.The video shows the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

The Best of India, a YouTube channel, uploaded the video in 2019. The video’s title reads, “Tripureshwor Chowk south view, Kathmandu, Nepal: Gorkha Earthquake 2015.”

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The video’s shooting date and time can be seen on the left upper angle of the video. The Nepal earthquake occurred on  April 25, 2015.

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2015 Nepal Earthquake

On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake. Hundreds of aftershocks followed, and two weeks later, another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck.

According to Oxfam, the earthquakes sadly claimed about 9,000 lives and left significant destruction in 13 districts, including the capital Kathmandu.

More than a quarter of the population, or around 8 million people, were impacted. At least 600,000 homes were completely destroyed, and another 280,000 suffered damage.

2023 Tajikistan Earthquake

Authorities in Tajikistan reported that at 5:37 a.m. local time on Thursday, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Tajikistan. Moreover, China and other adjacent countries felt the quake. There were no immediately reported casualties.

The Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region is where the earthquake struck. Just this month, the region was also hit by a series of devastating avalanches.

While being sparsely populated, it is the location of the huge lake Sarez, which, if disturbed, could flood a wide area spanning several nations.

The Anadolu Agency recently released a video showing the Tajikistan disaster squad leaving Turkey after helping with rescue operations after the prior earthquake in Turkey.

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