Nepal Aftershocks

There have been 26 major aftershocks as of 2pm EST (18Z), all along the mountain ranges to the west of the earthquake epicenter.  Some have been quite strong – two near the original quake were over m6.0.  These are causing additional damage, probably additional casualties, as well as panic and disrupting rescue efforts.  The initial impact estimate was close to $2 Billion; with each aftershock that number goes up, and is now pushing $2.5 Billion, with most of that in Nepal, but likely several hundred million in damage in neighboring India.

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