On April 25th, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated the country of Nepal, its death toll reaching over 4,000. So, why was the Nepal Earthquake so devastating?
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Death toll in Nepal hits 4,000 amid hunt for survivors
“Rescuers in Nepal desperately searched Monday for survivors who may be buried amid the rubble in the capital of Katmandu or trapped in remote mountain villages, as the death toll soared past 4,000 from Saturday’s massive earthquake.”
“Like many urban areas in developing countries, Kathmandu Valley’s risk has increased significantly since the last major earthquake.”
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“Urban earthquake risk is greatest and most rapidly growing in developing countries. ”
“On April 25, 2015, a M7.8 earthquake centered 80 kilometers NW of Kathmandu, Nepal resulted in significant structural damage with projected loss of life in the thousands.”
The Science Behind The Nepal Earthquake
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