All it took was 20 seconds to create havoc and bring about enormous devastation of life and property, as Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the impoverished Himalayan country left thousands dead in its wake and caused massive destruction to heritage buildings and residential homes as they were turned into rubble.
More than 7,000 people died, hundreds are missing and 14,000 people are being treated for injuries suffered in the tragedy. According to reports by the United Nations, the earthquake has affected 8.1 million people.
Survivors of the quake spoke to Al Jazeera about their harrowing experience.