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This Pleiades image, acquired on 27 April 2015, shows Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

The earthquake struck Nepal two days before this image, on 25 April, and is the worst disaster to affect the country since 1934. Over 7500 casualties have been confirmed, and officials expect it may reach as high as 10,000. Eight million people in the country are estimated to be affected by the disaster, and the earthquake caused widespread damage across the country.

Kathmandu was 80 km away from the earthquake's epicentre and reportedly many buildings in the city have either been rendered uninhabitable or unsafe. Many people are living in tents, and large areas of tents have been set up within open spaces in Kathmandu. Some of these areas can be seen in this image, in the lower central area, and the full image offers a clearer view of the city.

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Credit: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved


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