Flashcards in LEDC Earthquake Case Study - Nepal 2015 Deck (16)
When did the Earthquake occur?
Saturday 25th April 2015, at 12:21pm
What was the magnitude of the Earthquake?
7.9 on the Richter scale
Where was the epicentre?
Between the capital, Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara
How many were killed?
How many were injured?
How many people were left homeless?
over 2.8 million
What was the primary effect on buildings?
They collapsed due to poor construction and lack of suitable foundations
Why were some villages completely cut off?
Communication lines were cut off and roads so badly damaged that many villages on the Ghorka region (near the epicentre) were cut off
How did the dead have to be dealt with?
Funeral pyres were lit in the streets to cremate the dead
Why did people have to sleep in the streets on the night of the 25th?
They were afraid tot go back to their homes after aftershocks of up to 6.9 continued to cause destruction
Which countries sent aid to Nepal?
the US, UK, Pakistan, Germany and India
What happened to some climbers in the Himalayas as a secondary effect?
The earthquake triggered an avalanch on Everest, killing 18 climbers and sherpas. The quake occurred during the main tourist season, so many tourists lost their lives.
What short term aid was provided?
-Water and purification tablets
-A Disaster Emergency Committee appeal was set up to request aid
-Food packages provided
How long was it suggested that Nepal would take to recover from the event?
What occurred on May 12th?
A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.3 struck