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    Re: Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

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    Holy Crap!! Some people are predicting that the death toll could reach over a thousand.
    Given it's size and location, I'd wouldn't be surprised if the death toll ends much higher than 1000, more like 5000, imo. Last eve when I first heard about it, the reports were saying "100 confirmed dead," and I thought that couldn't possibly be the end of it, not with a nearly 8point earthquake.
    The other thing that just blew me away about the reporting is all the focus on a temple falling. WHO CARES, really. I'd be much more concerned with reporting how many homes and businesses were destroyed as those are the things people need, a temple, not so much.
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    Re: Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

    Horrible. A near 8 mag quake is devastating anywhere, but in areas where buildings are basically unreinforced stone, I can't imagine the carnage.

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    Re: Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Horrible. A near 8 mag quake is devastating anywhere, but in areas where buildings are basically unreinforced stone, I can't imagine the carnage.
    Greetings, DiAnna.

    I remember the 6.7 magnitude earthquake at Northridge, California 20 years ago, and my horror at seeing videos of some of the destruction, and reading some first hand accounts of some who lived through it - and geologists stated it wasn't even the big one that was still coming! My God! The video that Yahoo had earlier today from Nepal was unbelievable, and as you point out, unreinforced stone sure doesn't offer any protection if it falls and you're under it! I haven't heard about how many have been rescued, and I know they are digging frantically to find them! Those poor souls! I'm glad that aid from countries around the world is on its way, but anytime ancient structures are destroyed, they lose history that cannot be replaced, and I'm certain they mourn that loss as much as those that died, since they are a society that reveres their ancestors. So sad.....

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    Re: Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

    Avalanche at Everest Base Camp



    Insane. It happens so fast.

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    Re: Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Given it's size and location, I'd wouldn't be surprised if the death toll ends much higher than 1000, more like 5000, imo.
    Yep, death toll currently at over 3,700 and raising...
    Terrible.
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    Re: Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Those fools living near Vesuvius in 79 AD, what were they thinking!
    Yeah they should have boarded a 747 to the U.S. and stayed at a Hilton until it all blew over!

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