Sep 8, 2013

Are we prepared for earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal?


Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal that lies in highly earthquake-prone region is a densely populated city and hosts over 2.5 million people. According to experts an earthquake could destroy sixty percent of the buildings in Kathmandu displacing more than 1.8 million and injuring over 400,000. The valley hasn’t experienced anything big after 1934 but being prepared to future catastrophic earthquake is the challenge at the moment. Besides several planning done by the Nepal government jointly with the UN, the U.S. Government is also helping to promote earthquake awareness and preparedness messages in Nepal.

Here’s a Public Service Announcement brought to you by in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the U.S. Government.

The video is witty to watch but on a serious note, please remember that it is extremely important to spread the message of preparedness. For the fact is – “Kathmandu – the city and surrounding valley – sits on a fault line that experts believe may soon slip, triggering a potentially catastrophic earthquake.”

Who knows, this video might save several lives in future! Please Share.

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