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BIKRAM RAI

Sunday's 6.9 magnitude quake left at least 11 dead and displaced more than 1000 families. Thousands lost their homes in eastern Nepal. Kathmandu's alluvial soil magnified the shaking. Three were killed and many houses were damaged, like this one in Bhaktapur. Next time, we won't be so lucky. Sunday's quake was a wake-up call, but will we learn from it?

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1. who cares
i felt far bigger than the third largest earthquake, i thought this had got to be of 9 magnitude, but just turned out to be of 6.9.

is magnitude only thing to be considered? what about time? it kept on coming, i thought it was never gonna stop, the whole kathmandu would be doomed. 

i too thought we were quite lucky.

  


2. Shristi

It's so scary that old towns of Nepal still has close knit houses like and no field to run to. I don't know about goverment but communities need to start doing some earthquake drills. In a country like our possibility where possiblity of earthquake is so high, ideal situation would be tat every new construction should be required to adopt measures for earthquake resistancy and old building should be revisited. But then comes the question of cost. Maybe governmnet should give some insentive for businesses and public to build earthquake resitant buildings.



3. sara
bhuichalo vanne chiz nei kina vako. navaye ke nei hunthyo ra? bhagwan sab ko rakshya gara.

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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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