Hundreds Dead After Massive Earthquake Strikes Nepal

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    t least 688 people were killed after a massiveearthquake struck Nepal today, collapsing centuries-old temples and triggering avalanches on Mt. Everest.

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    A collapsed building in Kathmandu after an earthquake strikes Nepal.
    The magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, just before noon local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Images of the country show extensive damage with many buildings crumbling as a result of the quake.

    The earthquake is the worst earthquake in Nepal in over 80 years, according to the Associated Press.



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    PHOTO: Damage in the city of Kathmandu after a massive earthquake strikes Nepal.



    Abigail Hunter, an American traveling in Baktapur, saw people pulling others out of buildings and using motorbikes and small trucks as makeshift ambulances. The earthquake reduced many of the temples inside the city to rubble, she said, adding that she saw "lots of people praying to the actual temples" as aftershocks hit the city.

    "Buildings here are mostly old, brick buildings and the streets are littered with bricks, debris, loads of dust," said Hunter, the sister of an ABC News employee. "[It] was hard to see during the earthquake with all the dust."



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    PHOTO: Damage in the city of Kathmandu after a massive earthquake strikes Nepal.



    A magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit about an hour later. Smaller aftershocks followed in the region for hours.



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    PHOTO: Damage in Bhaktapur, an old city just outside Kathmandu, after an earthquake strikes Nepal.



    The earthquake triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest, where eight bodies have been recovered, an official with Nepal's mountaineering department said. The quake also killed 20 in India, six in Tibet, two in Bangladesh, and two Chinese citizens on the Nepal-China border.



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    PHOTO: Damage in Bhaktapur, an old city just outside Kathmandu, after an earthquake strikes Nepal.



    David Arvan, who was visiting Nepal with family and friends, said he immediately recognized the earthquake having lived in California.

    "We sought shelter under a concave boulder until it subsided," Arvan told ABC News by email. "Some people were crying in fear during all the rumbling."

    ABC News' Jon Williams, Rym Momtaz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    plate tectonics :cheer:
     
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    Horrible and sad. :sad:

    I am beginning to thing that Dave is a prophet. He called this shit last week after the volcanic eruption in Chile. Knew the plates were moving and that the gods must be angry. Good gravy.
     
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    :jj: you just don't know Dave very well yet. he's deathly afraid of earthquakes and starts clucking every time someone burps too loud.

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    "Christ alfuckingmighty.

    During the Easter Day earthquake, yeah, the one that THEY GAVE A FUCKING NAME because it was so fucking big, I did the right thing after 30 seconds, and positioned myself next to a sturdy object that happened to be my bed!!!! :ranting:"



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