A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake topples homes, temples and historic buildings in Nepal. Hundreds of people are dead and rescuers are searching for survivors. Power is out in much of the region and communication is a challenge, but many people are sharing their experiences on social media.
When the earthquake hit, many of Nepal's most renowned pagodas in and around Kathmandu crumbled into rubble-covered stumps. Others were smothered under splintered hand-carved wooden beams or multi-level rooftops.