04/26/2015 12:00 pm ET | Updated Apr 26, 2015

What We Know About The Nepal Earthquake

A devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, causing widespread destruction and killing thousands. The quake, which was the Asian country's worst in more than 80 years, was followed by a powerful magnitude-6.7 aftershock on Sunday afternoon.

More than 2,500 deaths have already been confirmed, according to The Associated Press.

Take a look at the interactive below from the AP to learn more about the disaster and what science can tell us about earthquakes and their impact:


Deadly Earthquake Rocks Nepal