Nepal Earthquake Disaster, 2015
About the earthquake:
The Nepal earthquake 2015, popularly known as Gorkha earthquake, occurred on 25 April. Its epicenter was east of the district of Lamjung, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 15 km (9.3 mi). It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.
I killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 on Richter scale rocked Nepal, with its epicenter in east of Kathmandu. The quake had occurred around 12:30 pm with a depth of 10 km. Entire North and East India felt the tremors.
The causes of earthquake
The convergence rate between the plates in central Nepal is about 45 mm (1.8 in) per year. The location, magnitude, and focal mechanism of the earthquake suggest that it was caused by a slip along the Main Frontal Thrust.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened, many districts of the country. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed at UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Rescue and Relief work.
Around 5 million tonnes of food and $20 billion were donated.
IF an Earth quake strikes in your area.....
When an earthquake srtikes,
Know the Risks and Get Prepared
During an earthquake:
If you are indoors: “DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON”
- Stay inside.
- Drop under heavy furniture such as a table, desk, bed or any solid furniture.
- Cover your head and torso to prevent being hit by falling objects.
- Hold on to the object that you are under so that you remain covered. Be prepared to move with the object until the shaking has finished.
- If you can't get under something strong, or if you are in a hallway, flatten yourself or crouch against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms.
If you are outdoors:
- Stay outside.
- Go to an open area away from buildings. The most dangerous place is near exterior walls.
- If you are in a crowded public place, take cover where you won't be trampled.
- Park your car in a safe place and get out of it.