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Nepal Earthquake Landslides Resemble Pacific Northwest: Study

Research teams have evaluated the major 7.8 magnitude subduction zone earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, in April 2015, and identified characteristics that may be of special relevance to the future of the Pacific Northwest. Most striking was the enormous number and severity of landslides. Many people understand the damage that can be caused to structures, roads, bridges and utilities by ground ...

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India to Join 27-Nation Club to Set Up Early Earthquake Warning System

India is moving in the direction of setting up early earthquake warning system that gives indications few second before it occurs, thus saving people who can take precautions to escape the wrath of the devastation as witnessed in recent Nepal earthquake. The system to be developed in association with 26 other countries including Japan, will strengthen the people living in ...

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Donations Pour in for Nepal Quake Victims

Besides launching its latest post-quake app “Safety Check”, Facebook has rolled out another “Donate” button for charity towards helping the victims of Saturday Nepal earthquake that killed 4500 so far and the number is still rising. The right on top button is visible besides the Login button enables one to simply donate or learn more info about the NGO the ...

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Google’s ‘Person finder’, Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ Out in Nepal but Internet is Down

Whenever earthquakes or natural disasters strike any part of the world, Google and Facebook have been upfront to offer their free “Person Finder” and “Safety Check” tools to locate stranded people but this time it was too late almost after 48 hours since the disaster struck the Himalayan nation. Moreover, these internet tools cannot be accessed unless the communications and ...

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India Dispatches Emergency Relief Supplies to Quake-hit Nepal

In the wake of a major earthquake that has devastated Nepal and affected many parts of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday directed immediate dispatch of emergency relief and rescue teams, including medical help to Nepal and the Indian border areas where the impact was felt severely today. Chairing a high-level meeting to review the situation following the massive ...

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Nepal quake: Avalanche kills 10 mountaineers on Everest, Twitter Goes Viral

A total of 10 people, including foreign climbers, were reportedly killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, a Nepal tourism ministry official said. However, BBC quoted officials and reports as saying that the avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least eight people, and another five in Tibet. ...

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Nepal Earthquake: 1500 Killed, Millions Displaced, Rescue Efforts on War Footing (Wrap up)

Over 1,500 people were killed and thousands were injured, while million were displaced as a massive earthquake – lasting for a long 20 seconds – hit Himalayan front region with 14 strong aftershocks causing widespread destruction in Nepal and India today. In Nepal, buildings were flattened, roads cracked, telephone connectivity snapped and hospitals grappled with a large number of injured ...

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Official Details of Nepal Earthquake

The government of India has given out the details of the Nepal earthquake that shook the Himalayan front region, including Indian border states. The Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred  today at 11.41 A.M  IST (Indian Standard Time) at a depth of 10 Km with its Epicentral Region located in Nepal about 80 Km NW of Kathmandu. Its Latitude and Longitude ...

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