Earthquake!

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Local people and soldiers inspect debris of destroyed buildings after a powerful earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal on April 26, 2015. (Photo by Sunil Pradhan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Local people and soldiers inspect debris of destroyed buildings after a powerful earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal on April 26, 2015. (Photo by Sunil Pradhan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

It was a nightmare waiting to happen. Nepal was overdue for a big earthquake. Two pieces of the Earth’s crust were on a collision course. No one could predict exactly when the earthquake would strike the small South Asian nation.

It happened April 25, a few minutes before noon. The sky was blue in Kathmandu...

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