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"The ground is shaking": video footage of an avalanche in the wake of the Nepal earthquake

German climber Jost Kobusch posted horrifying footage of an avalanche that reportedly hit a Mount Everest base camp in the wake of an earthquake in Nepal that killed at least 3,700 people.

In the video, someone says, "The ground is shaking," before a wall of snow overwhelms a camp with dozens of tents. Two people are shown taking cover from the avalanche as they're pelted by ice and snow. They then walk around, showing the remains of the leveled camp.

Avalanches killed at least 18 people and injured at least 61 more in Nepal since the earthquake, the Associated Press's Binaj Gurubacharya and Katy Daigle reported. But Kobusch survived, according to CNN.

Beyond the toll on human life, disasters like this earthquake greatly strain impoverished countries like Nepal. The South Asian country's economy relies heavily on tourism from trekkers and mountain climbers, many of whom are attracted to Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

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