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1

When did the Earthquake occur?

Saturday 25th April 2015, at 12:21pm

2

What was the magnitude of the Earthquake?

7.9 on the Richter scale

3

Where was the epicentre?

Between the capital, Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara

4

How many were killed?

8000

5

How many were injured?

14,500

6

How many people were left homeless?

over 2.8 million

7

What was the primary effect on buildings?

They collapsed due to poor construction and lack of suitable foundations

8

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

9

How did the dead have to be dealt with?

Funeral pyres were lit in the streets to cremate the dead

10

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

11

Which countries sent aid to Nepal?

the US, UK, Pakistan, Germany and India

12

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.

13

What short term aid was provided?

-Water and purification tablets
-Medical aid
-A Disaster Emergency Committee appeal was set up to request aid
-Hygiene kits
-Food packages provided

14

How long was it suggested that Nepal would take to recover from the event?

10 years

15

What occurred on May 12th?

A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.3 struck

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What effect did the earthquake have on tourism?

Many famous tourist destinations were damaged, including ancient monuments. Mount Everest was also affected, with roads and air strips needing reconstruction