Shaken to the "CORE"!!!

The 2015 Nepal earthquake


The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred at 11:56 NST on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8 or 8.1.

It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake

And in this flyer we are going to know more about How it happened?,What all happened? and What to do when faced in a situation like this severe one?......


Reasons in terms of plate movements.

  • The Nepal earthquake occurred because of the two converging plates:The Indian plate and The overriding Eurasia plate.
  • The Indian plate converged with eurasia at the rate of 2 inches per year towards the north-northeast, driving the uplift of the Himalayan mountain range.
  • The earthquake had a depth of 7 miles.
What caused the Nepal earthquake?


Amount of casualities and destruction

  • 8,673 were reported officially dead
  • 21,954 were reported severely injured.
  • Thousand of houses were destroyed with villages flattened.
  • Several Pagodas a UNESCO heritage site collapsed as well as the Dhrahara tower, Manakamana Temple and so many heritage sites were also lost.
  • A huge damage was caused to the property and the lives of the people.


Measures to be taken by the people if caught in an earthquake of large magnitude

  • Know the risks and get prepared before the announcement of an occurring of an earthquake.
  • Teach everybody in the family or whoever you live with.
  • Have an emergency/first aid kit if any emergency occurs for at least 72 hours.
  • Locate beds and chairs away from chimneys or windows.
  • During the earthquake, if you are indoors" DROP,COVER AND HOLD ON"
  • Drop under haevy furniture such as a table etc.
  • Cover your head to prevent being hit by falling objects
  • Hold on to the object that you are under so that you remain covered.
  • When outdoors,got o an open area where no buildings are close by.
  • When in crowded place take cover where you won't be hit by falling objects or buildings etc.When in vehicle pull over to a safe place where you are not blocking the rad.Keep roads clear for rescue and emergency vehicles to go through.
What to do during an Earthquake FINAL


Challenges faced by the rescue team!!

  • About 90% of soldiers from the Nepalese army were sent to the stricken ares.
  • By May 1st,2015,international aid agencies like Medecins Sans Frontiers(Doctors without Borders) and the Red Cross were able to evacuate the critically wounded by helicopter.
  • Volunteers used crisis mapping to help plan emergency aid work.
  • Emergency workers were able to identify men under the destructions and rescue them using advanced heartbeat detection.
  • An international team of rescuers from several countries using FINDER DEVICES found many trapped civilians.
Nepal Earthquake: Rescue operation underway in Kathmandu


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