By Miriam Raftery
Photo, left, by CalFlier 001 on WIkipedia: Famed Dharahara Tower, Khatmandu in 2013, was reduced to a stump by the April 25, 2015 quake
Photo, right: Google executivfe Dan Fredinburg, who perished on Mt. Everest, reported on Instagram by his sister, Megan.
April 27, 2015 (San Diego) -- A devastating earthquake has struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25th, killing over 3,700 people in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and the Tibetan region of China. The quake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, stronger than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the strongest to hit the Nepal region in more than 80 years.
An avalanche on Mt. Everest killed at least 18 mountain climbers and sherpas, including Google executive Dan Fredinburg, whose father and stepmother live in Carlsbad in San Diego’s North County.
Cultural resources have also been devastating particularly in Khatmandu Valley, including the landmark Dharahara Tower, which collapsed. Multiple temples have also been damaged or destroyed.