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Rapid Needs Assessment Report District Sindupalchok VDC Petaku
Abstract:
On April 25th 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 Richter scale struck Nepal causing a level of devastation that had not been experienced in the country for at least 80 years. Millions of people have been affected by the disaster, with 8,219 people confirmed dead and over 20,000 more injured. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 77km northwest of Kathmandu, in the Ghorka district. A second earthquake, measuring 7.3 magnitude, struck Nepal on May 12th 2015. The epicentre was in Dholaka District, 18 KM southeast of Kodari (Sindhupalchowk District)- an area already affected by the 25 April quake. The second earthquake was followed by several aftershocks, including a 5.6 magnitude tremor and a 6.3 magnitude tremor in Dholaka District. Strong aftershocks continue to be felt. Many areas around the epicentre are particularly susceptible to landslides. On 22 May 2015, ACTED teams conducted KII/FGD assessments with community leaders in Petuko VDC in Sindupalchok District.
Publisher: UNOCHA Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
NATURAL DISASTERS, EARTHQUAKES, DISASTER-PRONE AREAS, DISASTER RELIEF, DISASTER VICTIMS, NATURAL PHENOMENA, SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS, SEISMIC ACTIVITY, EARTHQUAKE ZONES, NATURAL PHENOMENA, GEOLOGICAL FAULTS, LANDFORMS, PLATE TECTONICS, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, RELIEF PERSONNEL, FOOD AID, HEALTH
Thematic Group:
UNOCHA, (2015)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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