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May 14, 2015

People hiking in Himalayan foothills when earthquake strikes

People hiking in Himalayan foothills when earthquake strikes

On May 12th 2015, while volunteering with The Salvation Army in Nepal, Michael and his team were hiking in the Sindhupalchowk area trying to reach some isolated villages in the region to see what kind of support could be offered. This are was very close to the epicenter of the 7.3 earthquake that struck that day. Earthquakes in Nepal are notorious for triggering landslides, which kill many Nepalese each year. This footage shows the dangers and magnitude of landslides which can be triggered by earthquakes in this area. See also this Nepal hit by Earthquake gallery.

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