Nepalese Earthquake – unnecessary tragedy

Natural disasters cannot be prevented but they can be prepared for. While the risk of earthquake occurrence cannot be reduced, the risk of devastation can be and showed the devastation that nature can wreak. Despite the warnings that an earthquake was “scientifically inevitable and historically overdue” and the fact that it is the world’s 11th most-at-risk country for earthquakes (2nd-most-at-risk for natural disasters) Nepal was not prepared. As a result the April 25 earthquake in Nepal took 8700 lives, injured 17000 others.

Nepalese Earthquake –  unnecessary tragedy

Linda Kehoe, who has worked in Nepal, explains why the earthquake claimed so many lives. Natural disasters cannot be prevented but they can be prepared for. While the risk of earthquake occurrence cannot be reduced, the risk of devastation can be and showed the devastation that nature can wreak. Despite the warnings that an earthquake […]