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Quick Facts: What you need to know about the Nepal Earthquake

Date: May 14, 2015

On Saturday, April 25 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, just northwest of the capital of Kathmandu. It was the worst quake to strike the region in more than 80 years.

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The country, well known for its rich cultural heritage and extreme tourism, is one of the poorest in Southeast Asia, and the earthquake will put a huge strain on the country’s economy for decades to come.

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