Nepal Earthquake

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  • Nepal Earthquake
    • 25th April 2015
    • 7.9 on Richter Scale
    • Destructive plate margin
      • Indo-Australian plate colliding with Eurasian plate
    • PRIMARY EFFECTS
      • 9000 people died
      • 20,000 people injured
      • over 8 million affected (a third of the population)
      • 3 million left homeless
      • 7000 schools destroyed
      • 50% of shops destroyed - affecting livelioods
    • SECONDARY EFFECTS
      • Avalanches and Landslides
      • 19 killed in Mt Everest avalanche
      • Landslide blocked Kali Gandaki River increasing flood risk
    • IMMEDIATE RESPONSES
      • Search and rescue teams
      • Water and medical support arrived from UK and China
      • Helicopters helped in avalanches
      • Half a million tents for homeless
      • Field hospitals set up
    • LONG-TERM RESPONSES
      • Roads repaired and landslides cleared
      • 7000 schools rebuilt or repaired
      • Stricter building laws
      • Boosts to tourism
      • Repairs to Everest base camp - tourism

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