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Nepal Quake Death Toll Nears 2,000

Posted by feww on April 26, 2015

Death toll mounting amid Nepal’s worst earthquake in 8 decades

  • Fatalities: About 2,000 and counting
  • Injuries: About 5,000 as of posting

Dozens of fatalities have also been reported in India, Bangladesh, China Tibet and on Mount Everest, where the quake aftershocks triggered several avalanches.

At least 18 people were killed on Mt Everest and dozens more injured when an avalanche buried part of the base camp under snow.

Hundreds of foreigners, including Canadians, Britons and Australians, are reported as missing (unaccounted for) across Nepal, and on the Himalayas/Mt Everest.

It is the worst earthquake to strike Nepal since a magnitude 8.0 event (26.885°N, 86.589°E depth=15km)  on January 15, 1934, which killed about 10,500 people.

[Details of the 1934 quake were sourced from  ISCGEM via USGS/EHP search.]

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