2015 Nepal Earthquake
Profoundly known as the Gorkha Earthquake, the severe earthquake struck near the capital city of Kathmandu in Nepal on 25th April 2015. The intense ground shaking with a magnitude of 7.8, killed around 9,000 people with many profusely injured, leaving more than 600,000 structures in Kathmandu and nearby cities devastated.
The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing two and another one in Langtang Valley. It led to numerous landslides and rockfalls in the mountain area, eventually blocking the roads and making the rescue furthermore difficult. It was the worst quake in the mountain’s history.