Natural disasters in Nepal

Stock Photography By Heather Farish

Being located in a geologically young area where the Indian and Eurasian plates collide and continue to move contributes to many natural disasters. The resulting Himalayas continue to grow with other contributing factors being a monsoon climate and indiscriminate building of roads and dwellings. This results in regular landslides, floods and earthquakes with the April 25th, 2015 Gorkha earthquake being the biggest of these in recent times.

Dam formed behind the landslide on Bhote Koshi
Dam formed behind the landslide
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Dam formed behind the landslide on Bhote Koshi
Dam formed behind the landslide
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Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal
Landslide on Bhote Koshi river
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Dam formed behind the landslide on Bhote Koshi
Dam formed behind the landslide
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Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal
Landslide on Bhote Koshi river
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Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal
Landslide on Bhote Koshi river
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Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal
Landslide on Bhote Koshi river
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Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal
Landslide on Bhote Koshi river
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A crushed bicycle cart
A crushed bicycle cart
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Earthquake damaged buildings in Kathmandu
Earthquake damaged buildings in
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Earthquake damaged water pots
Earthquake damaged water pots
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Earthquake damage in Balthali
Earthquake damage in Balthali
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Earthquake damage in Kathmandu Valley
Earthquake damage in Kathmandu
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Earthquake damage in Kathmandu Valley
Earthquake damage in Kathmandu
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Earthquake damage in Patan Durbar Square
Earthquake damage in Patan
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Nepal earthquake damage in Sindhupalchok
Nepal earthquake damage in
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Nepal earthquake damage in Sindhupalchok
Nepal earthquake damage in
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1. Dam formed behind the landslide on Bhote Koshi. In August 2014, a huge landslide 500 metres wide, blocked the Bhote Koshi river in Nepal, forming a huge dam behind it. Although this dam broke naturally after more than a month, a smaller dam still remains behind it. This landslide destroyed many houses and more than 150 people lost their life. This landslide also blocked the main road linking Nepal with China that passes through Tibet, for bout 6 months.

2. Dam formed behind the landslide on Bhote Koshi. In August 2014, a huge landslide 500 metres wide, blocked the Bhote Koshi river in Nepal, forming a huge dam behind it. Although this dam broke naturally after more than a month, a smaller dam still remains behind it. This landslide destroyed many houses and more than 150 people lost their life. This landslide also blocked the main road linking Nepal with China that passes through Tibet, for bout 6 months.

3. Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal. In August 2014, a huge landslide 500 metres wide, blocked the Bhote Koshi river in Nepal, forming a huge dam behind it. Although this dam broke naturally after more than a month, a smaller dam still remains behind it. This landslide destroyed many houses and more than 150 people lost their life. This landslide also blocked the main road linking Nepal with China that passes through Tibet, for bout 6 months.

4. Dam formed behind the landslide on Bhote Koshi. In August 2014, a huge landslide 500 metres wide, blocked the Bhote Koshi river in Nepal, forming a huge dam behind it. Although this dam broke naturally after more than a month, a smaller dam still remains behind it. This landslide destroyed many houses and more than 150 people lost their life. This landslide also blocked the main road linking Nepal with China that passes through Tibet, for bout 6 months.

5. Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal. In August 2014, a huge landslide 500 metres wide, blocked the Bhote Koshi river in Nepal, forming a huge dam behind it. Although this dam broke naturally after more than a month, a smaller dam still remains behind it. This landslide destroyed many houses and more than 150 people lost their life. This landslide also blocked the main road linking Nepal with China that passes through Tibet, for bout 6 months.

6. Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal. In August 2014, a huge landslide 500 metres wide, blocked the Bhote Koshi river in Nepal, forming a huge dam behind it. Although this dam broke naturally after more than a month, a smaller dam still remains behind it. This landslide destroyed many houses and more than 150 people lost their life. This landslide also blocked the main road linking Nepal with China that passes through Tibet, for bout 6 months.

7. Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal. In August 2014, a huge landslide 500 metres wide, blocked the Bhote Koshi river in Nepal, forming a huge dam behind it. Although this dam broke naturally after more than a month, a smaller dam still remains behind it. This landslide destroyed many houses and more than 150 people lost their life. This landslide also blocked the main road linking Nepal with China that passes through Tibet, for bout 6 months.

8. Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal. In August 2014, a huge landslide 500 metres wide, blocked the Bhote Koshi river in Nepal, forming a huge dam behind it. Although this dam broke naturally after more than a month, a smaller dam still remains behind it. This landslide destroyed many houses and more than 150 people lost their life. This landslide also blocked the main road linking Nepal with China that passes through Tibet, for bout 6 months.

9. A crushed bicycle cart. On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal and caused vast damage in many areas and the deaths of more than 9000 people. There were many aftershocks with the two biggest being on April 26th and May 12th, which caused many already damaged buildings to collapse.

10. Earthquake damaged buildings in Kathmandu. On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal and caused vast damage in many areas and the deaths of more than 9000 people. There were many aftershocks with the two biggest being on April 26th and May 12th, which caused many already damaged buildings to collapse.

11. Earthquake damaged water pots. On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal and caused vast damage in many areas and the deaths of more than 9000 people. There were many aftershocks with the two biggest being on April 26th and May 12th, which caused many already damaged buildings to collapse.

12. Earthquake damage in Balthali. On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal and caused vast damage in many areas and the deaths of more than 9000 people. There were many aftershocks with the two biggest being on April 26th and May 12th, which caused many already damaged buildings to collapse.

13. Earthquake damage in Kathmandu Valley. On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal and caused vast damage in many areas and the deaths of more than 9000 people. There were many aftershocks with the two biggest being on April 26th and May 12th, which caused many already damaged buildings to collapse.

14. Earthquake damage in Kathmandu Valley. On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal and caused vast damage in many areas and the deaths of more than 9000 people. There were many aftershocks with the two biggest being on April 26th and May 12th, which caused many already damaged buildings to collapse.

15. Earthquake damage in Patan Durbar Square. On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal and caused vast damage in many areas and the deaths of more than 9000 people. There were many aftershocks with the two biggest being on April 26th and May 12th, which caused many already damaged buildings to collapse.

16. Nepal earthquake damage in Sindhupalchok. On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal and caused vast damage in many areas and the deaths of more than 9000 people. There were many aftershocks with the two biggest being on April 26th and May 12th, which caused many already damaged buildings to collapse.

17. Nepal earthquake damage in Sindhupalchok. On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal and caused vast damage in many areas and the deaths of more than 9000 people. There were many aftershocks with the two biggest being on April 26th and May 12th, which caused many already damaged buildings to collapse.

 

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