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The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) occurred at 11:56 NST on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1Ms . Its epicenter was east of the district of Lamjung, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 15 km It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 19, making it the deadliest day on the mountain in history. It triggered another huge avalanche in the Langtang valley, where 250 people were reported missing.Continued aftershocks occurred throughout Nepal within 15–20 minute intervals, with one shock reaching a magnitude of 6.7 on 26 April at 12:54:08 NST.[4] The country also had a continued risk of landslides.A major aftershock occurred on 12 May 2015 at 12:51 NST with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.3. The epicenter was near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mt. Everest
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Earthquake in Nepal occurred because of two converging tectonic plates: the India plate and the overriding Eurasia plate to the north, the U.S. Geological Survey said.At the location of Saturday's earthquake, about 50 miles to the northeast of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, the India plate is converging with Eurasia at a rate of about 2 inches per year toward the north-northeast, driving the uplift of the Himalayan mountain range.The quake had a depth of only 7 miles, which is considered shallow in geological terms. The shallower the quake, the more destructive power it carries.

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The earthquake killed more than 8,600 in Nepal and injured more than twice as many. The rural death toll may have been lower than it would have been as the villagers were outdoors, working when the quake hit.[82] As of 15 May, 6,271 people, including 1,700 from the 12 May aftershock, were still receiving treatment for their injuries.More than 450,000 people were displaced
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Several pagodas on Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, collapsed,[26] as did the Dharahara tower, built in 1832.Manakamana Temple in Gorkha was also destroyed. The northern side of Janaki Mandir in Janakpur was reported to have been damaged.[104] Several temples, including Kasthamandap, Panchtale temple, the top levels of the nine-story Basantapur Durbar, the Dasa Avtar temple and two dewals located behind the Shiva Parvati temple were demolished by the quake. Some other monuments, including the Kumari Temple and the Taleju Bhawani Temple partially collapsed

In Patan, the Char Narayan Mandir, the statue of Yog Narendra Malla, a pati inside Patan Durbar Square, the Taleju Temple, the Hari Shankar, Uma Maheshwar Temple and the Machhindranath Temple in Bungamati were destroyed. In Tripureshwar, the Kal Mochan Ghat, a temple inspired by Mughal architecture, was completely destroyed and the nearby Tripura Sundari also suffered significant damage. In Bhaktapur, several monuments, including the Fasi Deva temple, the Chardham temple and the 17th century Vatsala Durga Temple, were fully or partially destroyed

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  • Stay away from windows and furniture that could potentially fall over. One of the biggest hazards during an earthquake is falling debris and furniture. Avoid areas in your house where you might be exposed to these hazards.
  • Take cover in a safe place in your house. Get under a sturdy table or desk to avoid being hit by anything. If you can't take safe cover, protect your head and neck with your arms.
  • Do not try and go outside until after the shaking stops. If you are already indoors, you are safer taking cover inside than attempting to leave your house during an earthquake you could be hit by falling debris as you're trying to get out
  • Do not take elevators during an earthquake.
  • If cooking, turn off heating elements immediately.
  • If outdoors, stay in open areas away from buildings, power lines, trees, and other potential hazards.
  • If driving, stop quickly but safely and stay in the vehicle. Do not stop near power lines, bridges, overpasses, or other potentially dangerous locations.


European, Asian and North American governments sent emergency response teams to Nepal. A team of 45 rescue experts from Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg left on a Belgian military plane on Sunday, bound for Nepal.Japan's emergency services team, comprised of 70 experts, were also dispatched . Sri Lanka sent a military C-130 aircraft carrying a 48-member medical and relief team with essential supplies.India, China, and Pakistan were the first to respond following news of the disaster. India deployed two military transport panes, while Pakistan sent two C-130 aircrafts carrying food and essential supplies, including a 30-bed hospital.


Blocked roads, collapsed buildings, and continuing aftershocks pose major setbacks for emergency crews searching for survivors in the capital and cut-off rural areas.Widespread destruction, dwindling medical supplies, rubble and landslides prevented access to provide aid in many villages. Communication was badly disrupted and over crowded hospitals also hampered rescue activities.
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Drops of water are the components of a gigantic ocean. We should attempt to help the victims in our own little ways. Let's pray for all the victims, so that they may gain the strength to face all the challenges