Saturday, 25 April 2015

The Nepal earthquake

A strong 7.8 magnitude quake struck in Nepal an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. At least 5000 people are now known to have died in this powerful earthquake, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say.


Update on the 26th: Tent cities have sprung up for those displaced by the earthquake in Nepal, which is now reported to have killed some 2,500 people.
The tremor also unleashed avalanches on Mount Everest, which killed at least 17 people and injured 61 others
Update on the 27th : Death toll rises above 3,000. BBC news  >>
Update on the 29th : Aid has begun to reach remote regions. More than 5000 people dead. BBC news >>>

News updates:
BBC news >>
USGS with the quake details >>>
Aftershock in Nepal on the 25th >>>
USGS maps with the earthquake and aftershocks >>> 
Scientists have long warned for a severe tremor >>>
A Drone flight shows Kathmandu after the earthquake >>

What's the Geography :Geology & Platetectonics:
The Geological Society explains the Himalaya Plate tectonics >>
Why Earthquakes in Nepal (a geo-animation) >>
When continents collide >>>
Plate tectonics, Plate Bounderies, Earthquakes (a geo-animation) >>>
Four types of plate bounderies (a geo-animation) >>>
Maps & graphics from the Washington Post  >>
Esri nepal earthquake storymap >>

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