The deadliest, and costliest, earthquakes in recent history

As rescuers search for survivors of Nepal’s devastating earthquake, they bring with it a grim accounting—at the time of writing, there are more than 3,600 confirmed dead and more than 6,500 injured, according to the Nepalese police. With many remote mountain villages affected by the quake and its aftershocks, the human toll is likely to rise in the days to come. The US Geological Survey’s latest estimate puts a better than 50% chance that fatalities will eventually rise to 10,000 or more.


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  • Hard Little Machine

    I kind of don’t give a shit about the Everest people. That’s in part why they go, for the danger.

    • barryjr

      That’s right, all my concern is for those that live there not some rich tourist.

      • Hard Little Machine

        tourist or not, rich or not – it’s like blaming the bulls for running over people in Pamplona.

  • Not only is the loss of human life incalculable, the loss of national treasures is also awful.