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The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (Nepali: विसं २०७२ को महाभूकम्प) (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1Ms and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Its epicenter was east of the district of Lamjung, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 8.2 km (5.1 mi). It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 19,making April 25, 2015 the deadliest day on the mountain in history. The earthquake triggered another huge avalanche in the Langtang valley, where 250 people were reported missing.
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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
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