(Video) Moment Earthquake Struck Nepal — Devastation in Kathmandhu & Mt Everest

Posted by on April 25, 2015 in Environment with 0 Comments

A major earthquake of an estimated 7.9 magnitude has hit Nepal today resulting in massive devastation to the main city of Kathmandhu, the destruction of sacred sites, and avalanches covering spring climbers on Mount Everest.

The BBC video above gives a good summary of how the earthquake affected Nepal. According to experts (quoted by the BBC), the quake was geologically “shallow” which made it even more devastating. The city center was hit badly. This video shows images of people rescuing one man who’s entire body was buried in rumble.


Sacred buildings have fallen. Most notably, historic Dharara Tower of Kathmandu was basically reduced to rumble.

Also, since we are now in the first part of climbing season, many campers were also on Mount Everest, were several avalanches occurred. BBC reports reports on this video that part of the base camp was covered from an avalanche. This story from CBC News reports that their have been casualties on Everest, and contains comments from climbers who experienced the quake. This story from CBC News reports that their have been causalties on Everest, and contains comments from climbers who experienced the quake.

What exactly does 7.9 magnitude mean? For a clear explanation and visual demonstration, watch this short video.  Check out inspirational photos of people helping people in the wake of the  Nepal Earthquake.

Want to do your part from right where you are? Donate to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund on Global Giving.


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