Tag: earthquake

Holy crap. Look at this terrifying video of a Mount Everest climber capturing the deadly avalanche that occurred as a result of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Up to 18 people have died at this Mount Everest Base Camp.

I always enjoy watching earthquake simulation machines go off. Here’s one in Reno that simulated a bunch of earthquakes, with the largest being 6.9. The fake half-bridge that was built on top of the moving platform survived catastrophic failure but still cracked in place.

The Christchurch Earthquake in 2011 caused a lot of damage to property. Many buildings were abandoned and left to rot, and amidst the chaos a small group of people — homeless people — ended up having some really great places to live for a while.

A video from the US Geological Survey. A longer video inside with much more info if you want to watch.