Nepal Earthquake Videos Gain Views On YouTube, Showing The Moment It Struck [Video]

The horrible destruction of an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale in Nepal has caused massive devastation, and videos revealing the horror of the moment are now appearing everywhere from YouTube to CNN to the BBC. The earthquake epicenter was near Kathmandu and Pokhara, with videos showing it rocking plants and trees from side-to-side, indicating a non-undulating type of destructive quake.

As reported by the Inquisitr, the Nepal earthquake damage was compounded by a large aftershock and reports of new Mount Everest avalanches from the aftershocks — with estimates that 4.0-plus aftershocks could continue after the initial big quake.

A CNN video also shows the moment of the initial avalanche on Mount Everest in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake striking.

Additional YouTube videos showing large craters in the streets of Nepal directly after the earthquake struck have gained more than 300,000 views on YouTube within approximately one day.

Raw footage from the Associated Press shows crowds walking in a sort of daze, with rubble in the Kathmandu Valley proving the powerful forces of the earthquake, which not only leveled houses but temples that were hundreds of years old. It was the most powerful and destructive quake the region has seen for more than 80 years. Miraculous photos of a survivor who had been pulled from the buried rubble of a building are surfacing, because the earthquake survivor was so covered in ash that he looked like a statue.

More YouTube footage shows animals running during the earthquake, and one person grabbing another out of harm’s way as things fell from above and crashed onto the ground.

Footage from CCTV shows a security camera video that displays the water from a swimming pool sloshing out of the large pool as the camera itself is violently shaken during the earthquake.

Other videos captured during the moments the earthquake struck show people hiding beneath their desks as the Nepal quake rolled on. Fear can be heard in the voices of the people seen in the video as they rode out the earthquake until it stopped.

Farther away from the epicenter, it was a jovial mood as the earthquake struck — as seen in the below video. Warning: NSFW language appears in that video, one that apparently shows fear of those that experienced the quake, but didn’t know yet about the tragic loss of life of the souls that perished.

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