By now I'm sure most people have heard of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. This earthquake was the most severe for this country in decades and cause so much destruction; in fact, several "World Heritage" (Wikipedia Definition) sites were completely destroyed. These are just a few of the images, for more go to the source website.
Tragedy struck the world when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal earlier this morning. Over a 1000 people have died in the disaster that turned buildings into rubble and leveled the city’s 200-foot tall Dharahara Tower to the ground. The quake was so strong it caused an avalanche on Mount Everest and was felt in India, Tibet, and Bangladesh.
Update Sunday, April 26th: New estimates have put the death toll at over 2,400 people with 5,900 people injured from the quake and its aftershocks.