Tuesday, May 12, 2015
People in Nepal just can’t catch a break. Just days after a devastating 7.8 earthquake a second, 7.2 earthquake hit Nepal today. Dozen have died, adding to the over 8.000 victims from the first one.
Earthquakes aren’t single, isolated events. Typically after such earthquakes, the ground keeps moving for weeks, even months, often several times a day. This is particularly nerve-racking for the victims and it threatens the structural integrity of thousands of buildings already compromised by the first earthquake.
At least 68 dead after another major earthquake centered in Nepal
People, whenever possible, avoid living in Seismic Hazard Zones. If you do so, make sure you’re well prepared for it, both physically and mentally.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.