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Second earthquake hits Nepal

Sadhbh Goodhue
Sadhbh Goodhue | 12 May 2015 | 0 Comments

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal today about 300km north of Kathmandu, in a remote area near Mount Everest.

This is the second earthquake to strike Nepal since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 7,000 and devastated the region. Read RTÉ news report

Second earthquake map, 12 May 2015. Source: UNOCHA.

Damage assessment

Our team on the ground is undertaking a fresh assessment of the damage in order to respond to this new earthquake. Reports are already coming in that landslides have cut off roads, making remote communities inaccessible. It is anticipated that the primary needs will be shelter, clean water and hygiene kits. Shelter will be the main priority as monsoon season looms.

CEz29I9VIAEIeI1 Dust flies during a second earthquake in Nepal as seen from a helicopter heading towards the Everest region. Credit: @DoctorsForNepal

Image Credit: (L) Bhrikuti Rai & (R) Doctors for Nepal.

Team on the ground 

As of today, the Concern team has been working to deliver emergency relief to 14,000 families affected by the original 7.8 earthquake on 25 April.

 


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The Irish public has already generously donated over €900,000 to the Nepal Earthquake appeal. But we still need your help. Please donate today.

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