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

Date: Apr 07, 2016

Editor's note: This article was originally published April 26, 2015; it was updated March 28, 2016 to reflect the latest information.

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 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.

The area was hit with a second 7.3 magnitude quake just 17 days later, on May 12, causing further damage and suffering for those who had survived the initial disaster.

Nepal, well known for its rich cultural heritage and extreme tourism, is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. The damage done by the quake has a put a strain on its citizens that will last for many years.


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