A landslide triggered by 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Nepal this morning has been caught on camera.
The film released by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) shows a large rock fall in the mountains in Dhunche which was witnessed by a Canadian Red Cross team. The epicentre for the earthquake is reported to be near the town of Namche Bazaar, near the base of Mount Everest.
Following the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, other rescue teams that form part of IFRC have reported that a number of roads are blocked following earthquake–triggered landslides.
Initial reports gathered by the Nepal Red Cross Society from its district branches indicate that hundreds of homes have collapsed, many of which were already damaged by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country two weeks ago. The districts of Dolakha and Sindhuplachok, which bore the brunt of the 25 April Ghorka earthquake, appear to have been hit hard, according to the IFRC.
Analysis following the 25 April event suggests that over 250 major landslides had been triggered and the number is expected to rise following today’s earthquake.