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Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of 9.3 miles. It is the most shallow and damaging quake size Nepal has had in the last eighty years. According to the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs, approximately 1,457 people have died so far as a result of the natural disaster.

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The quake mainly attacked between the capital of Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Triggered shakeups also occurred as far as Mount Everest and areas in the nearby Himalayan countries of Tibet, Bangladesh and New Delhi in India.

In Kathmandu, the BBC reports that homes and historic buildings, landmarks and temples crumbled unto the streets. “Mounds of debris” and rubble currently blanket what was filled with local shoppers and wide-eyed tourists just the other day.

Locals, visitors and medical workers have been together to rescue victims. But sadly there have been more bodies found dead, impacted instantly by the quake, than those that have been injured but thankfully still alive.

Pop-up medical stations have appeared for the wounded and deceased and are overflowing with patients. Many Nepalese are in search or trying to get in touch with their loved ones they feel might have affected.

We send our sincere condolences.

To help with relief efforts, please visit the Red Cross and USA Today to be informed on how you can volunteer or send goods.

As of press time, the U.S., Norway and Pakistan are some of the nations that are have volunteered aid agencies to Nepal.

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Nepal Experiences Its Largest Earthquake In 80 Years As The Death Toll Reaches Over 1,000  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com