Monthly Archives: April 2015

Nepal Quake Victims Still Stranded, PM Says Toll Could Be 10,000

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People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal were still waiting for aid and relief to arrive on Tuesday, four days after a devastating earthquake destroyed buildings and roads and killed more than 4,600 people.
The government has yet to assess the full scale of the damage wrought by…

People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal were still waiting for aid and relief to arrive on Tuesday, four days after a devastating earthquake destroyed buildings and roads and killed more than 4,600 people.

The government has yet to assess the full scale of the damage wrought by Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude quake, unable to reach many mountainous areas despite aid supplies and personnel pouring in from around the world.

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters the death toll could reach 10 Continue reading

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Nepal Earthquake: 140 Mountaineers Airlifted Off Everest

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Ancient Collision Made Nepal Earthquake Inevitable

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More than 25 million years ago, India, once a separate island on a quickly sliding piece of the Earth’s crust, crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding, pushed together at a speed of 1.5 to 2 inches a year. The forces have pushed up the highest mountains in the world, in…

More than 25 million years ago, India, once a separate island on a quickly sliding piece of the Earth’s crust, crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding, pushed together at a speed of 1.5 to 2 inches a year. The forces have pushed up the highest mountains in the world, in the Himalayas, and have set off devastating earthquakes.

Experts had warned of the danger to the people of Katmandu for decades. The death toll in Nepal on Saturday was practically inevitable given the tectonics, the local geology that ma Continue reading

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Fresh Tremors Hamper Nepal’s Search for Quake Survivors

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The search for survivors of Nepal’s deadly earthquake entered its third day as countries rushed aid to one of Asia’s poorest economies and international relief agencies warned of the rising risk of water-borne disease.
Dozens of aftershocks — including one that reached a magnitude of 6.7 &#…

The search for survivors of Nepal’s deadly earthquake entered its third day as countries rushed aid to one of Asia’s poorest economies and international relief agencies warned of the rising risk of water-borne disease.

Dozens of aftershocks — including one that reached a magnitude of 6.7 — hindered rescue efforts with around 50 tremors logged since Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake, adding to the chaos as panicked residents avoid returning to damaged homes. The quake killed more than 2,300 people and Continue reading

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Nepal Earthquake: Rescue Effort Intensifies

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Relief efforts in Nepal are intensifying after more than 2,300 people were killed in the worst earthquake there in more than 80 years.
Rescue missions and aid material have started arriving in the country.
Seventeen people have been killed on Mt Everest by avalanches – the mountain’s…

Relief efforts in Nepal are intensifying after more than 2,300 people were killed in the worst earthquake there in more than 80 years.

Rescue missions and aid material have started arriving in the country.

Seventeen people have been killed on Mt Everest by avalanches – the mountain’s worst-ever disaster.

Meanwhile a powerful aftershock was felt on Sunday in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and more avalanches were reported near Everest.

The 6.7-magnitude tremor, centred 60km (40 miles) east of Nepal’s ca Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Major 7.9 Magnitude Quake Hits Nepal, Sets Off Deadly Avalanche

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More than 1,000 people have been killed after a major earthquake hit Nepal, toppling buildings in the capital, Kathmandu, and triggering avalanches in the Himalayas.

Nepalese police said the death toll in the Himalayan kingdom had risen to 1,130, while 34 fatalities were reported in northern…

More than 1,000 people have been killed after a major earthquake hit Nepal, toppling buildings in the capital, Kathmandu, and triggering avalanches in the Himalayas.

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Nepalese police said the death toll in the Himalayan kingdom had risen to 1,130, while 34 Continue reading

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Chile's Calbuco Volcano Just Erupted Violently

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On April 22, Calbuco in southern Chile erupted in dramatic fashion sending a massive plume of ash more than 12 miles into the air.

No one saw this coming. The volcano had been quiet for the last 42 years before erupting twice in the span of a few hours, all with just 15 minutes of warning…

On April 22, Calbuco in southern Chile erupted in dramatic fashion sending a massive plume of ash more than 12 miles into the air.

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No one saw this coming. The volcano had been quiet for the last 42 years before erupting twice in the span of a few hours, all with just 15 minutes of warning beforehand. Some 4,000 residents in the nearby Continue reading

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