Second Earthquake Hits Nepal

Just weeks after the first earthquake devastated Kathmandu, Nepal a second earthquake struck the region. This time, the second earthquake rang in at 7.3 magnitude leaving nearly 8,000 people dead and many more injured. More devastating, the region was in the midst of trying to rebuild from the last quake. They have taken two steps forward but three steps back.

 

The earthquake struck on Tuesday, slightly less powerful than the initial quake on April 26. The Nepalese government has requested for international aid, making a desperate plea for help. Nepalese people are in desperate need of supplies, food, water and shelter. To make ends meet for the time being, tents were being setup alongside of the road as temporary shelter for people trapped in Nepal.

 

To date, some aid workers still remained in the region from the last quake according to Daniel Amen (Check him out on LinkedIn). These same workers are now trying to assess the damage from the second quake. In the midst of the damage, they are still searching for any survivors and assessing injuries that may have occurred in spite of the devastation.

 

Before the second quake occurred, the prime minister announced that the country should have no problem rebuilding within two years. The government would also work to provide private loans of up to $25,000 per household to aid in rebuilding efforts. Now, the outlook and estimated completion deadline seems to be a far cry from reality.