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1

When did the earthquake occur?

12:21pm on 25th April 2015

2

How long did the earthquake last for?

2 minutes

3

Where on the Richter scale was the earthquake?

7.9

4

Where was the epicentre?

Between the capital, Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara

5

What were the immediate effects?

Buildings collapsed due to poor construction and lack of foundations

6

What did the earthquake trigger in the Himalayas?

Avalanches and rockfalls

7

How many climbers and sherpas were killed at Everest base camp?

18

8

In what season did the earthquake occur?

The main tourist season, and people from all over the world were killed

9

How many people died?

8000

10

How many were injured?

14500

11

How many were made homeless?

2.8 million

12

What happened to the villages of the Ghorka region?

They were completely cut off as communications and roads were damaged

13

What happened to the dead?

They were cremated in funeral pyres

14

What happened to casualties?

They were carried to hospitals or treated in the streetes

15

What happened in terms of aftershocks?

There were several on the Saturday night, up to 6.9 on the Richter scale.

16

How far was the country estimated to have been put back?

100 years

17

What was requested by the Nepalese government?

Outside assisstance

18

Which countries sent aid initially?

US, UK, Pakistan and India

19

How were dogs used in the rescue?

To seek out the missing, as well as using heat cameras

20

What aid was delivered?

Water and water purification tablets, tents, blankets, solar lights and medical aid

21

Which aid agencies were already int the country?

Oxfam and the UN

22

Why were there aid agencies already in the country?

Due to its extreme poverty

23

What happened to the international airport?

The only one in the country, in Kathmandu, was damaged, so getting aid in was difficult

24

What was broadcast on 28th April?

A Disaster Emergency Committee appeal

25

How much did the British public give?

£41 million

26

How many people were helped in the first two weeks thanks to the DEC appeal?

310,000

27

How many hygiene kits did Christian Aid distribute?

10,000 for 50,000 people

28

How did Islamic Relief respond?

By distributing food for 2,500 people

29

How did Oxfam respond?

By installing an 11,000 litre tank and 58,000 litres of drinking water

30

What happened on May 12th?

A second earthquake of 7.3 on the Richter scale