Date: July 19, 2015
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (NY)
Review by Dawoud Kringle (videos by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, permission by Le Poissont Rouge)
In April 25th, 2015, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8M hit Lamjung Nepal. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. An avalanche on Mount Everest was triggered, killing at least 19 people, and another avalanche was triggered in the Langtang valley. The quake affected Bangladesh, India, and China, with approx. 8800 dead, 450,000 displaced, and damages estimated at over $5 billion (USD – 20% of Nepal’s GNP).