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Nepal shows vulnerability after devastating quake – Simon Redfern

27 Apr – For some time scientists have realised that the Kathmandu valley is one of the most dangerous places in the world, in terms of earthquake risk. And now a combination of high seismic activity at the front of the Tibetan plateau, poor building standards, and haphazard urbanisation have come together with fatal consequences. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal hit just before noon, local time,…

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