10 Interesting Facts about Nepal Earthquake

The earthquake that happened on
April 25, 2015 will be explained on Facts about Nepal earthquake. The earthquake happened in the capital city of Kathmandu and another city, Pokhara. However, the epicenter of the earthquake was located at Barpak, Gorkha. That’s why, it was also known as the Gorkha earthquake. The earthquake occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time with a magnitude of 7.8Mw, which means it was very strong. After the disaster, there were many people who loss of property. Here are ten interesting facts about Nepal earthquake.

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 1: The second earthquake

The second earthquake happened on 12 May 2015, at the eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest with magnitude 7.3. There were around 100 people were killed and injured nearly 1.000 in the disaster.

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 2: Aid agencies

Helicopters were used by aid agencies to help people who live in remote mountain areas. Besides, the rescue agencies also provided shelter for people who lost homes.

Aid agencies
Aid agencies

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 3: The condition in Kathmandu

After the disaster, more than thousands people in Kathmandu had to sleep outside. The electricity and water was also in short supply. Because of that, many countries helped and supplied everything such as blankets, foods, doctors, and many more.

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 4: Mount Everest

As we know that Mount Everest is located in Nepal. It is also the tallest mountain in the world. Although the distance between the centre of the earthquake and the mountain more than 120 miles away, but the avalanches caused 18 climbers were killed and more than 60 injured. Besides, the mountaineers who trapped on Everest were helped by helicopters.

Helicopter helped the mountaineers who trapped on Everest
Helicopter helped the mountaineers who trapped on Everest

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 5: The donor

UK is the major international donor of the Nepal Earthquake. There were many help which were supplied by UK.

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 6: Brick and mud houses

Brick and mud houses are the reason that aggravated the situation. Many people were killed because of that.

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 7: The lastest Nepal Earthquake

The lastest earthquake in Nepal happened on May 12, 2015 at 12:50 pm local time with magnitude of 7.3. The epicenter of the earthquake was located on the border of Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk.

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 8: The historic tower in Kathmandu

Dharahara or Bhimsen became the historic tower in Kathmandu. It collapsed because of the devastating earthquake. Because of that, people met at the tower to pray for those who died.

The historic tower in Kathmandu
The historic tower in Kathmandu

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 9: The location of Nepal

Nepal is prone to earthquakes because of its location. It sits on the boundary of two massive tectonic plates. They are the Indo-Australian and Asian plates. Those collided to build the Himalayas and earthquakes.

Facts about Nepal Earthquake 10: How many casualties in the disaster?

Approximately, the earthquake killed more than 9.000 people and nearly 22,000 injured.

The casualties in the Nepal Earthquake
The casualties in the Nepal Earthquake


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