This earthquake caused avalanches on Mount Everest. At least 19 died,  with at least others injured or missing. The avalanche was estimated to have been two to three kilometres wide.
The Dart Center spoke with journalists Russell Lewis and Amantha Perera, and clinician Patrice Keats, about the challenges of covering this tragedy, including verifying information in a time of emergency, speaking with families of missing people, and working through the personal challenges of covering trauma.
A powerful earthquake shook Nepal again on Tuesday, less than three weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8, people in the country. Dozens of deaths and more than a thousand injuries have been reported. You just spent eight days reporting out of Nepal. Power is back in most areas of Kathmandu and the Internet is mostly up and running.
But tens of thousands are homeless, sleeping outside. What kinds of information does the public need now? And how much access do people have, to the news, to social media, to their family and friends? The biggest issue in any natural disaster is providing information to those who need it. How do you reach people who have lost their homes, power, access to the Internet?
The government provides some information. The media reports what it finds. People were tweeting questions at him and he was answering with what he knew.
Twitter continues to be a great source of near real-time information. Many journalists and publications were updating facts and important details seemingly day and night. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that the death toll in Nepal will continue to rise in the coming days and weeks — many are still trapped under the rubble.
Does the knowledge that there are still people unaccounted for change the way you approach your assignments? At one point, we heard that thousands of people were unaccounted for. Often the missing person is in a shelter or staying with friends or just out of contact.
What are the challenges?
In covering a story like this, what do you find most challenging? In one of the mountain villages we visited, the entire place was almost in ruins.It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the Nepal–Bihar earthquake. The ground motion recorded in the capital of Nepal was of low frequency which, along with its occurrence at an hour where many people in rural areas were working outdoors, decreased.
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