Nepal Disaster

All You Need To Know About Nepal's War With Nature.

THE DISASTER.

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 7.8Mws or 8.1Ms and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). 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.

THE AVALANCHE

Problems on the Mountains

While on the ground buildings were collapsing, Land slides were happening without warning and lives were lost, There was another event following the earthquake that added to the misery of not only the people of Nepal but also families from other parts of the world.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.The Everest base camp was severely affected and a German mountaineer and few of his companions miraculously survived had caught the deadly avalanche on tape
[raw footage/disturbing] Mt. Everest Climbers Engulfed by Avalanche after Nepal Earthquake

And That Isn't All...

Just when everybody thought that was it, that the massive earthquake and avalanche was the beginning and the end of their problems, another 4.8 Ms Earthquake hit last week on Friday, May 29th 2015. The week before that an earthquake of about 7.1 Ms hit Nepal. These numerous quakes also has given rise to massive number of landslides, power outages, avalanches and has killed many lives as well as put the rest of the living without shelter.

The Support

With all of this leaving Nepal with nothing to but survive and pray, they need all the support they can get and are receiving a lot of financial as well as physical help from around the world, Germany has donated $68 million as well as medical care. United States with $10 million, Canada $4.16 million, also UK with $130 million,


India has generously given astonishing amounts of medical care, shelters, rescue teams =, etc..

The United Arab Emirates has given $1.86 million along with food, clothes and rescue staff.


Everybody has pitched in to help Nepal and are continuing to do so in this time of need.

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WISHING NEPAL THE BEST...

BY: Raaga Nikitha .S

CLASS: 10 C