Nepal is a country where annual monsoon rains cause large damages
to landscape, infrastructure, farming and livestock.
Monsoon rains provoke landslides, rock slides, avalanches, flash floods
and collapse entire villages of remote area farm-houses by washing
away their very foundations.
The main reason for this vulnerability is the short distance between high
altitude and the low plains that are stretching towards the border of India.
Nepal belongs to the 20 most Earthquake prone countries on the planet
and is placed as the number 9 in the international Earthquake Watch lists.
Statistically and ever since there are records kept about South East Asian
Earthquakes, large ones that measure above 7.8 on the open end Richter
Scale occur in Nepal around every 65 years.
The reason for this is the restless drift of the Indian sub-continental plate
that pushes northward against the Tibetan plateau at a speed of 2 to 3
centimeter per year. This should be a great cause of worry because the
next big one is now overdue since almost 8 years.