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Nepal earthquake: Before and after - BBC News

Nepal earthquake: Before and after - BBC News
Thousands of people lost their lives and thousands more were injured in a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal's capital Kathmandu and its surrounding areas on 25 April. The earthquake was followed by a large number of aftershocks, including one that measured 7.3 on 12 May. Animated map: The earthquake and its 120 aftershocks 27 April Kathmandu Map Data Map data ©2016 Google ©2016 Google - Map DataMap data ©2016 Google Among the worst-hit districts was Sindhupalchok - where more than 2,000 died. Worst-affected areas Since then, people are living in makeshift camps around Kathmandu, having been made homeless by the quake or because they are too afraid to stay inside. Many of the country's historic sites have been severely damaged, including temples and monuments. Kathmandu Analysis of satellite imagery captured before and after the devastating quake reveals that more than 180 buildings in the densely populated city centre were destroyed. Building damage in Kathmandu: 27 April 2015 Bhaktapur

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Miracle rescue of children and adults from rubble days after Nepal earthquake A 23-year-old maid, Krishna Devi Khadka, was found alive lying along with the bodies of three other people, police said. Rescue efforts lasted all through the night to save Ms Khadka. Krishna Devi Khadka is carried on a stretcher after being rescued from a building that collapsed in Saturday’s earthquake in Kathmandu (Bikram Rai/AP) Roman Schulze, an emergency worker, told AFP news agency that it took rescuers 10 hours to pull the woman to safety. The agency added that the rescue team - which included Nepalese soldiers and experts from France, Norway and Israel - worked all through the night.

Nepal earthquake: What happened and how is the country rebuilding? - CBBC Newsround It's been one year since Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake. The country is still rebuilding and aid agencies say millions of people remain homeless. Nepal is a small country between India and China and is home to Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. It is a very poor country and many of the houses there were not built to cope with an earthquake of this size. Guide: Why do earthquakes happen? More than eight million people were affected by the earthquake - roughly a quarter of the country's population - the United Nations said.

USGS says predicting earthquakes impossible, scientists have no way of knowing when the next one will strike-WNews New Delhi: The devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks that have rocked Nepal along with parts of North and East India have led to panic among the general public. To add to their woes several rumours are doing the rounds claiming massive quakes will hit India soon. But scientists who study earthquakes say there is no method at present which can predict the time and intensity of this natural calamity. Was the Nepal earthquake twice as big as we thought? This item has been corrected. On April 25, Nepal was hit with the biggest earthquake in 80 years—but just how big was it? Amidst the destruction, there was a spat on the issue between the US and China.

Nepal earthquake: How is country faring one year on? Image copyright PA As Nepal marks the first anniversary of its devastating earthquake, the BBC Nepal's Surendra Phuyal assesses how the country has been coping. What has Nepal done since the quake?

DigitalGlobe opens access to satellite data to support disaster response efforts in Nepal In response to the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Nepal on April 25, DigitalGlobe has made high resolution satellite imagery of the affected areas freely available online to all groups involved in the response and recovery effort. This imagery can be accessed via Username: nepal Password: forcrisis​ Specifically, DigitalGlobe activated FirstLook, the subscription service that provides emergency management and humanitarian workers with fast, web-based access to pre- and post-event images of the impacted area. DigitalGlobe captured imagery of the area yesterday through heavy cloud cover with its WorldView-1, and WorldView-3, and GeoEye-1 satellites. WorldView-2 and WorldView-3 have been tasked to image the area again tomorrow morning.

learning.blogs.nytimes Video Overview | A 7.8 earthquake on April 25 battered the mountainous nation of Nepal, killing and injuring thousands, destroying entire villages, shattering treasured historic landmarks and upending life for millions of people. In this lesson, students learn more about Nepal and the challenges the Nepali people face as they try to recover from this devastating earthquake. Nepal earthquake: The pictures taken by you then and now Image copyright Kashish Das Shrestha One year after a massive earthquake hit Kathmandu and its surrounding areas, we return to some of those we spoke to at the time. Thousands of people were killed and many of the country's historic sites were destroyed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake and a number of aftershocks.

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