Recent Disaster: Nepal Earthquake

Date & Time: April 25, 2015 at 11:56 NST

Magnitude: Reported as 7.5 by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) before it was upgraded 7.9, then downgraded to 7.8. China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported the earthquake’s magnitude at 8.1.

Epicenter: 34 km (21 miles) east-southeast of Lamjung, Nepal


“At least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, police say.”

“More than 6,500 people have been injured, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre.”

“Dozens of people are also reported to have been killed in neighbouring China and India.”

“More than 200 climbers have been rescued around Mount Everest, which was struck by deadly avalanches in the 7.8-magnitude quake.”

(Read more here)


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