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Nepal: Kathmandu tops earthquake risk list

January 13, 2014 - 6:00am


Nepal's capital Kathmandu has topped the earthquake risk list, while Nepal is placed eleventh worldwide, a program on the role of media on earthquake risk reduction organized by the National Society for Earthquake Technology revealed.

Nearly the whole of Nepal falls in high intensity scale, Republica reported.

Experts warned that if a quake with equal magnitude of 1990 BS hits Kathmandu, nearly 100,000 people would die and close to 60% of buildings would collapse.

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