Flashcards in Nepal Earthquake Deck (12):
25th April 2015
Between Kathmandu and Pokhara in the country of Nepal
Magnitude 7.9 earthquake with a depth of only 7 miles
Release of pressure at the boundary of the Indian and Eurasian plates
Estimated at 8000 but likely to be higher
Number of homeless
Impact on tourists
18 climbers were killed in the Himalayas as it was the peak climbing and tourist season. This meant the country lost a large amount of income from tourism.
Disaster emergency committee released an appeal and £41 million was raised to help those impacted in Nepal.
Hampered response effort
Nepal only has one international airport which slowed down the arrival of aid and rescue teams.
Aid workers provided tarpaulins and tents to the homeless and served noodles as a source of food.
Developed nation aid
Many developed nations including the USA and Germany sent specialist response teams and equipment to help those who were trapped in the rubble.