Nepal Earthquake 2015

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000, with a magnitude of 7.8 or 8.1 Its epicenter was east of Gorkha District at Barpak, Gorkha. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. The ground motion recorded in the capital of Nepal was of low frequency, which, along with its occurrence at an hour where many people in rural areas were working outdoors, decreased the loss of property and human lives.

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