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Flashcards in Earthquake cast study- Nepal Deck (11):
1

What was the reading on the Richer scale for this earthquake?

7.9 on the Richer scale

2

Where was the epicentre?

Between Katmandu and Pokhara

3

How many climbers were killed in an avalanche it created?

18 were killed

4

How many people died overall?

8,000 died

5

How many were injured?

14,500 were injured

6

How many were left homeless?

2.8 million people were left homeless?

7

What happened after the initial earthquake?

There were aftershocks of up to 6.9 on the richer scale

8

How much did the UK donate?

£41 million

9

Roughly how long did it put development back by?

Put the country back by around 100 years

10

What charities still operate within the country?

Oxfam, the Red Cross and the UN still operate there today

11

What mitigation was set up as a result?

The area was labeled a Geohazard international monitor area under the Katmandu Valley earthquake management scheme