Nepal Earthquake Reaches Home – by C. Barton

On April 25th a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal resulting in a disaster that had effects of far reaching devastation. According to reports, the earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, then triggered another avalanche in Lantang Valley. This is the most powerful disaster to strike in Nepal since the 1930’s and saw aftermath that stretched far beyond South Asia. The earthquake in total killed approximately 7,000 people and injured more than 14,000. These numbers climb as recovery efforts continue. Nepal has been thought for decades as being vulnerable to the natural disaster of an earthquake.

Read the entire article in the May 7th issue.