Nepal Earthquake

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  • Nepal Earthquake
    • Primary Impacts
      • 3m homeless, 1.4m needed food, water and shelter, 7000 schools wre destroyed and hospitals were overwhelmed
      • 9000 people died and 200,000 were injured, over 8m people were affected that's 1/3 of the population
      • 50% of ships were destroyeed, affecting food supplies, cost of the earthquake: US$5bn
    • Secondary Impacts
      • Avalanches on Mount Everest killed at least 19 people
      • An avalanche in the Langtang region left 250 people missing
      • A landside voacked the Kali Gandaki river 140km NW of Kathmandu - many people evacuated in case of flooding
    • Immediate Response
      • Search aand rescue teams, water and medical support arrived quickly from countries such as th UK, China and India
      • Heicopters resued many peope caught in avalanches and delivered supplies to villages cut off by landsides
      • Half a million tents needed to provide shelter for the homeless
      • Financial aid pledged fro many countries
      • Field hospitals were set up to support overcrowded main hospitals
      • 300,000 people migrated fro Kathmandu to seek shelter and support with family and friends
      • Social media was widely used in search and rescue operations and satellites mapped damaged area
    • Key Facts
      • 7.9 M at 11:56 AM 25th April 2015
      • Epicentre: 90km NW of Kathmandu in the foothills of the Himalayas
      • Focus: 15km deep
      • Cause: Collision plate margin where the INdo-Australian plate is colliding with the Eurasian plate at the rate of 45mm pa.
    • Long Term Response
      • Roads repaired and landslides cleared. Lakes formed damming river valleys, needed to be emptied to avoid flooding
      • Thousands of homeless people to be re-housed, and amaged hoomes repaired
      • Over 7000 schools to be rebuilt or repaired. Stricter controls on buildings regulations
      • In June 2015 Nepal hosted an international conference to discuss reconstruction  and seek technical and financial aid. Tourism, a major source of income was boosted.
      • Repairs to Everest base camp and trekking routes


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