How Scientists Are Aiding Quake Recovery in Nepal

The magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 has devastated the resource-poor Himalayan nation. Numerous houses and buildings have collapsed, and the quake triggered landslides and avalanches that engulfed remote villages. Officials in Nepal say that the quake has affected more than 8 million people. More than 6,100 have died and roughly 13,900 are injured. Pradeep Mool, a geologist and remote-sensing expert at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, tells Nature scientists are analyzing satellite images and on the lookout for hazards.