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Earthquake in Nepal 2015

Earthquake in Nepal 2015

Earthquake in Nepal 2015 also known as the Gorkha earthquake, struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. It was a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8. Followed by numerous aftershocks, including a major one of 7.3 magnitude on May 12, 2015. The earthquake’s epicenter was near the town of Gorkha, northwest of the capital city of Kathmandu.

The earthquake caused widespread destruction across Nepal, resulting in over 8,000 deaths and injuring more than 21,000 people. It also caused extensive damage to infrastructure, homes, historical sites, and cultural heritage. Several towns and villages were completely flattened, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

The aftermath of the earthquake led to a massive humanitarian response from both local and international organizations. Rescue and relief efforts were launched to provide medical aid, shelter, food, and other essential supplies to the affected population. However, due to Nepal’s challenging terrain and logistical difficulties, reaching remote areas and delivering aid posed significant challenges.

The Nepal earthquake of 2015 highlighted the country’s vulnerability to seismic activity and emphasized the need for better preparedness, infrastructure resilience, and disaster response strategies. It also spurred discussions on earthquake-resistant building practices and the importance of community resilience in mitigating the impact of such natural disasters.