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natural calamities are occurrences ,events or phenomenons that happen of their own accord.some very common examples are hurricanes,floods,earthquakes etc.they cause great disaster to both human lives and nature.

                      the most recent earthquake took place in kathmandu,nepal on 25th of april , 2015 around 11:30 a.m.it was a severe one with a maximum merculli intensity of VIII.it is also known as the Gorkha Earthquake.the condition of nepal and its citizens was very bad.officially around 8452 people died and 19009 people were severely injured.many people were made homeless.centuries old buildings were destroyed.some monuments include kathmandu durbar square , the patan durbar square etc.

                          there were many aftershocks among which the one that occurred on 26th april was a severe one with a magnitude of 6.7 on the richter scale.a second major earthquake occurred on 12th may , 2015.more than 200 people were killed and more than 2500 were injured by this aftershock.these few continuous days were the worst ones for the people of nepal and the neighbouring countries of nepal.

                            i hope that such a natural disaster would not take place on earth.
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An earthquake (also known as a quaketremor or temblor) is the perceptible shaking of the surface of the Earth, which can be violent enough to destroy major buildings and kill thousands of people. The severity of the shaking can range from barely felt to violent enough to toss people around. Earthquakes have destroyed whole cities. They result from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicityseismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time.
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