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Table 2 Fatality rate due to the January 15, 1934, earthquake in the Kathmandu valley

From: Fatality rates of the M w ~8.2, 1934, Bihar–Nepal earthquake and comparison with the April 2015 Gorkha earthquake

Area Surface (km2) Fatality rate in 1934 (%) Population estimated in 1934 Population density in 1934 (per km2) Population in 2011 Population density in 2011 (per km2)
Kathmandu city 49.45 0.59 81,400 1646 1,003,285 20,290
Kathmandu vicinity 345 0.36 68,600 199 696,004 2017
Kathmandu district 395   150,000   1,699,289 4302
Patan city 15.15 1.8 31,000 2046 226,728 14,970
Patan vicinity 370 2.5 69,000 187 230,878 624
Patan district 385   100,000   457,606 1189
Bhaktapur city 6.56 4.7 25,000 3810 83,658 12,753
Bhaktapur vicinity 113 0.39 40,000 356 215,046 1903
Bhaktapur district 119   65,000   298,704 2510
  1. The fatalities count comes from Rana (1935). The 1934 population estimate is deduced from the 1921 and 1942 census. The 2011 population is given for comparison