Video Shows Swimming Pool During Earthquake in Nepal-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A video of a swimming pool outside a resort in Nepal captures the effects of an earthquake that devastated the country in April 2015.
This isn’t a video of a swimming pool during the earthquake that rocked Nepal.
The swimming pool video was actually recorded outside a resort in Mexicali, Mexico, during a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in April 2010. This video shows the same swimming pool during the earthquake from a different angle.
The earthquake in Mexicali caused one death and damaged a number of hotels, including the Hotel Del Coronado and the Sheraton Harbor Island, a local public broadcaster reports.
The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 caused much more death and destruction than the earthquake in Mexicali. The reason is that Nepal’s infrastructure was not built to withstand an earthquake of that magnitude.
Within a week, the earthquake’s death toll in Nepal had risen to more than 6,000 people. Another 14,000 people were injured, the Guardian reports.
The video that falsely claimed to show a swimming pool during the earthquake in Nepal surfaced on YouTube days after the tragedy. Within days of it being posted, more than 800,000 people had watched the video.