A UN report1 documents the surprising reality that these small scale events account for greater mortality overall than headline disasters. GNDR's work2 shows that the same is true of many other countries. Until we are able to broaden our focus from headline events to everyday disasters death and losses will continue to grow, in Nepal and worldwide.
1 UNISDR, 'Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disaster', The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report (2012), p.21 http://www.unisdr.org/files/29288_apdr2012finallowres.pdf
2 GNDR, 'Frontline' http://www.gndr.org/programmes/frontline-programme/everyday-disasters.html