On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter Scale. The epicenter was about 34 kilometers southeast of Lamjung. Nearly 10,000 people died and more than 15,000 were injured. Villages and cities have been wiped out and many people have lost their homes and communities. Most of the victims fell in Nepal, but there were also victims in India, China and Bangladesh.
This quake was the start of a whole series of thousands of violent aftershocks, which have caused even more deaths, injuries and damage. Until the second big blow on May 12, 2015. That was 7.4 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was near the border with China.