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Nepal Earthquake - April 2015

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Inside the Nepal Earthquake. Earthquake in Nepal 2015. Nepal Earthquake: British woman films as avalanche hits - BBC News. Moment Nepal earthquake hit - BBC News. Nepal earthquake: aid failing to reach thousands. Nepal earthquake: How does the search and rescue operation work? - BBC News. International teams of rescuers and medical experts are arriving in Nepal to help hunt and care for earthquake survivors.

Nepal earthquake: How does the search and rescue operation work? - BBC News

The United Nations, which estimates eight million people live in the 39 districts affected by the earthquake, is helping to co-ordinate rescue efforts. Many have been left homeless by the disaster and the country is already reported to be running out of water and food. There are also frequent power cuts. The British organisation, Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID) has sent a team of 14 experts with 1.5 tonnes of specialist equipment.

This includes an electrical power generator and power tools for cutting through concrete and steel. They also have their own tents and food supplies, so they will not be a drain on local resources. But how exactly does such a large and complex search and rescue operation work? How a search and rescue operation is carried out Strong buildings Video cameras Listening for survivors Weak buildings Local knowledge Search and rescue. Nepal earthquake - BBC News. Tour operators cancel trips to Nepal following devastating earthquake. Tour operators have cancelled all trips to Nepal following Saturday’s earthquake, as the Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to the country.

Tour operators cancel trips to Nepal following devastating earthquake

British nationals able to leave Nepal safely have been advised to do so, as the country continues to be rocked by aftershocks high on the richter scale. As least 3,617 people are known to have died when the 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday and the number is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue across the Himalayan region. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that several hundred British nationals are usually in Nepal at this time of the year. “We expect that almost certainly some will have been caught up in the earthquakes,” he said.

“But at this moment we have no reports of any British nationals killed or injured. At least 17 people are believed to have been killed and 61 injured when an avalanche hit Everest base camp. Was the Nepal earthquake twice as big as we thought? This item has been corrected.

Was the Nepal earthquake twice as big as we thought?

On April 25, Nepal was hit with the biggest earthquake in 80 years—but just how big was it? Amidst the destruction, there was a spat on the issue between the US and China. The US Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors earthquakes worldwide, reported that the Nepal earthquake measured at a magnitude of 7.8. However, the China Earthquakes Network Center (CENC), which hopes to provide a similar service, measured the same earthquake at a magnitude of 8.1. A difference of 0.3 in the magnitude of the seismic activity may not seem like much, but the apparently small differences in magnitudes of earthquakes reported by different agencies around the world are, in real-life, huge.

This is because of how earthquakes are measured. Nepal earthquake: Video shows terrified tourists as the temple collapse - BBC News. Miracle rescue of children and adults from rubble days after Nepal earthquake. A 23-year-old maid, Krishna Devi Khadka, was found alive lying along with the bodies of three other people, police said.

Miracle rescue of children and adults from rubble days after Nepal earthquake

Rescue efforts lasted all through the night to save Ms Khadka. Krishna Devi Khadka is carried on a stretcher after being rescued from a building that collapsed in Saturday’s earthquake in Kathmandu (Bikram Rai/AP) Roman Schulze, an emergency worker, told AFP news agency that it took rescuers 10 hours to pull the woman to safety. The agency added that the rescue team - which included Nepalese soldiers and experts from France, Norway and Israel - worked all through the night. Nepal earthquake: Before and after - BBC News.

Thousands of people lost their lives and thousands more were injured in a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal's capital Kathmandu and its surrounding areas on 25 April.

Nepal earthquake: Before and after - BBC News

The earthquake was followed by a large number of aftershocks, including one that measured 7.3 on 12 May. Nepal Earthquake 2015 - Geography for 2015. Learning.blogs.nytimes. Video Overview | A 7.8 earthquake on April 25 battered the mountainous nation of Nepal, killing and injuring thousands, destroying entire villages, shattering treasured historic landmarks and upending life for millions of people.

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In this lesson, students learn more about Nepal and the challenges the Nepali people face as they try to recover from this devastating earthquake. We suggest a variety of teaching activities that can fit into a single period, and offer additional resources and ideas for classes that want to conduct more in-depth research. Note: Teachers should preview all videos and photographs before showing them in class to make sure they are appropriate for your particular students. If you only have one class period… Video: Have students first watch the three-minute video “Katmandu: Before the Quake,” created from footage The Times recently shot for a planned “36 Hours” travel feature. Photos: Another quick activity teachers can do is to use our “WGOITP?” Why Nepal Wasn’t Ready for the Earthquake. The shock of the past few days in Nepal gave way to despair, frustration and a few larger questions on Tuesday, as the death toll from the devastating earthquake that wracked the small Himalayan nation over the weekend rose above 4,000 — a number that will almost certainly rise once international rescue teams reach rubble-filled outlying areas surrounding the capital, Kathmandu.

Why Nepal Wasn’t Ready for the Earthquake

The massive quake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale and followed by three days of panic-inducing aftershocks, has left the country — already one of the world’s poorest and least developed — reeling and utterly helpless. But while the earthquake is tragic, seismologists said it didn’t come as a surprise. Nepal’s location on a fault line and a lack of emergency resources made a devastating earthquake inevitable, heightening a sense that more should have been done to make typically ramshackle local buildings more resilient, and so saving countless lives. “It was no surprise whatsoever. Nepal earthquake: Eight million people affected, UN says - BBC News. Eight million people have been affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal - more than a quarter of the country's population - the United Nations says.

Nepal earthquake: Eight million people affected, UN says - BBC News

International aid has started arriving but there is still huge need - 1.4 million require food aid, the UN said. The 7.8-magnitude quake hit Nepal on Saturday destroying buildings in Kathmandu and severely affecting rural areas across the region. The death toll has risen to 4,310, with almost 8,000 injured, officials say. Nepal and surrounding areas have continued to experience aftershocks. Nepal Earthquake’s Economic Toll Expected to Be Massive. Nepal earthquake: a disaster that shows quakes don't kill people, buildings do. The kind of earthquake that hit Nepal last week is a periodic event in the country: the last was in 1934.

Nepal earthquake: a disaster that shows quakes don't kill people, buildings do

For years, the international community knew another big quake was due in Kathmandu. The disaster is that we have not prepared sufficiently for a predictable event. In a world of increased urban densification, rapidly expanding informal settlements and development that outstrips a government’s ability to enforce standards, it is poorly designed and constructed buildings, not earthquakes, which are the real catastrophe. In many cases, the rush of urbanisation has produced some of the most dangerous built environments: multi-storey buildings, over-reliance on concrete and a loss of knowledge that protected previous generations. The pressure to meet the needs of growing populations, along with improperly implemented building regulations, can lead to lethal weakness. What it's like for children going back to school in Nepal. Children in the UK are getting ready to go back to school excited, refreshed and full of energy after their summer break (their parents are probably quite relieved to be waving them off too!).

What it's like for children going back to school in Nepal

Not so in Nepal. Nepal's school year starts in May, but with 30,000 classrooms destroyed and many schools still closed since the devastating earthquakes that struck earlier this year, going back to school isn’t as straightforward for children living in a country where people are trying to rebuild their lives. Narayani wants a safe place to study 12-year-old Narayani is already back at school but says it's not the same anymore. She says: "I love going to school, because it takes my mind off things and I can focus on my dream of becoming a teacher. Nepal earthquake: tour operators axe trips in fresh blow to fragile economy. Nepal faces a big hit to its economy as tour operators continued to cancel bookings to the country after a deadly earthquake struck at the weekend. It welcomed nearly 800,000 tourists in 2013, whose spending contributed at least 2% to its GDP. Now many countries are advising against all but essential travel to Nepal as it struggles to recover from disaster.

With many ancient temples and popular backpacking trails obliterated, a devastating blow to Nepal’s cultural heritage could be compounded by a jobs crisis if tourists go elsewhere. Kathmandu, Nepal, before and after the earthquake – in pictures. Nepal earthquake: tensions rise over slow pace of aid – live updates. “In the international community we are all concerned about moving quickly and delivering. There was some unrest here yesterday. People are hungry and concern is mounting about how long this can go on,” said Sean Casey, who is heading up the earthquake response for the International Medical Corps in Kathmandu. There are no latrines in the camps, he said, calling for clearer leadership. “There is not a lot of clarity about the priorities and where they lie,” he said. IMC has scrambled a team of about 40 international and local medical volunteers together since Sunday but Casey said access to the worst-hit areas was a challenge for all aid agencies. One of its two mobile medical units was “pushing on by foot” in the district of Dhading, close to the quake’s epicentre, because of access issues.

Although it was a race against time to save any quake survivors in the villages, it is also vital to get medical supplies out of the capital, Casey said. Nepal earthquake: fears grow over fate of thousands near epicentre. Officials and relief workers in Nepal are desperately seeking information on about 10,000 people living in the northernmost areas of Gorkha district, where the epicentre of Saturday’s earthquake was located. Nothing is known of the condition of villagers in these remote and mountainous areas near the frontier with Tibet, but up to 90% of buildings in nearby areas a similar distance from the epicentre have been destroyed or rendered uninhabitable.

“There are 2,000 families living in this area, which means around 10,000 or 11,000 people. There is no electricity, no phone, no means of transport [there],” said Dhruba Devkota, project manager of Save The Children, one of the NGOs beginning to bring relief to Gorkha. The district, which has a population of about 350,000, is the worst hit in terms of physical damage, with 90% of schools and 80% of health facilities rendered unusable.

The overall death toll in Nepal has now reached 5,000, with more than 7,000 injured. Nepal earthquake: The challenges of disaster relief - BBC News. Logistics, averting the bottlenecks, co-ordinating the efforts of governments and aid organisations big and small - they quickly become the preoccupations of those overseeing disaster relief operations, like the one following the Nepal earthquake now. The large-scale sudden disasters of recent decades have taken place amid rapid change in global communications and the development of more systematic strategies for responding to such emergencies. But, as I have seen covering a number of earthquakes in different parts of the world, each disaster tests the response in new ways.

Access problems - the 2005 quake in Kashmir The urgent appeals from Nepal's government for more helicopters for the rescue and relief operations echo an impassioned appeal made a few days after the devastating earthquake in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and north-west Pakistan in October 2005. He told us at the end of the visit that he had never witnessed such devastation before. A hospital ship was sent too. Sentinel satellite reveals Nepal quake movement - BBC News. Europe's Sentinel-1a satellite has got its first good look at the aftermath of Saturday's big quake in Nepal. The radar spacecraft is able to sense ground movement by comparing before and after imagery acquired from orbit. Scientists turn this information into an interferogram - a colourful, but highly technical, representation of the displacement that occurs on a fault. The new data confirms an area of 120km by 50km around Kathmandu lifted up, with a maximum of at least 1m.

"There's a peak of slip just to the northeast of Kathmandu. Basically, what we do is count the coloured 'fringes' in this interferogram and there are about 34, so that translates to more than a metre of uplift," explained Prof Tim Wright from the UK's Nerc Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET). Further to the north of the capital, the interferogram indicates that the ground subsided, which is exactly what would be expected following a shallow thrust. Aid reaches Nepal's hardest hit – but millions more wait for help. The scale of the humanitarian crisis engulfing eight million people in Nepal came starkly into view as the first food trucks rolled into one of the districts hardest hit by Saturday’s earthquake.

On Tuesday, hours after Nepal’s prime minister said his country was “on a war footing” and predicted the death toll from the quake could double to reach 10,000, aid from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finally reached Gorkha, which had been cut off by landslides for three days. Helicopters buzzed through the skies above the central district, which is close to the epicentre of the magnitude 7.8 quake, ferrying the injured to clinics and taking emergency supplies back to remote villages. Nepal earthquake destroys Kathmandu valley's architectural treasures. Many of Kathmandu valley’s most historically important buildings have been destroyed in the earthquake that struck on Saturday, killing more than 4,000 people. But heritage experts say glimmers of hope remain. The Dharahara, a 60-metre white minaret tower built in in 1832 has been destroyed, while the Kasthamandap, a three-storey wooden temple in Durbar Square, has also been reduced to piles of wood and rubble.

“It is not as famous as the tower, but historically it is perhaps the most significant building in Kathmandu that has gone,” Prof Michael Hutt, director of the South Asia Institute at Soas and author of a book on the art and architecture of Kathmandu valley, said of the Kasthamandap, which gives the city its name. Hutt said he was “in mourning” after spending the weekend following events on news websites and on Twitter. Nepal earthquake: authorities struggle to cope despite international aid efforts. A huge international aid operation is being mobilised to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, which has left tens of thousands of people homeless and raised fears of food and medicine shortages and an increased risk of waterborne and infectious diseases.

As the death toll from Saturday’s quake passed 4,000, the Nepalese government said it was struggling to cope with the aftermath of the disaster and reach those cut off in remote areas. “We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the country,” said Deepak Panda, a member of the country’s disaster management agency. Nepal earthquake: what the thousands of victims share is that they are poor. After more than 36 hours of darkness, Garima Saha, 12, woke up on Monday morning in a makeshift orthopaedic surgery ward in the reception hall of a hospital in central Kathmandu.

When she opened her eyes, finally regaining consciousness having been buried for nine hours in rubble after Saturday’s earthquake, she found she was safe, but in great pain with multiple fractures to her shoulder. She also learned that her mother and elder brother were dead. An hour or so later, held by her sobbing grandmother who had rushed from a distant village to be with her, she was gently raised to a semi-upright position in the bed she had been placed in after a long surgery on Saturday night. Nepal earthquake: International aid effort increased - BBC News. International efforts to bring more aid to Nepal are being increased, as the death toll from Saturday's massive earthquake reached 3,726.

More than 6,500 were injured and thousands are living in tents after their homes were destroyed. Nepal Earthquake 2015 - Geography for 2015. Nepal was made vulnerable by more than its violent geology. Mapping the Nepal Eq - ARCGIS. In an Already Troubled Nepal, a Picture of Despair Emerges. Photo NEW DELHI — Her home and village near the earthquake’s epicenter were destroyed, her grandfather was killed, and no one from outside the village — not a soldier, police officer or rescue worker — had arrived to help. Bhima Lama, a Nepali living in New Delhi, pieced together this picture of despair from patchy cellphone calls to villagers now lacking shelter, and making do with little food and a trickle of water. It is a story that will probably be told again and again in the coming weeks as rescuers fight their way over broken roads and past landslides to reach ’s countless remote areas.

Villages Near Nepal Earthquake’s Epicenter Are Desperate as Death Toll Tops 3,800. SAURPANI, Nepal — Residents of remote mountain villages at the epicenter of ’s powerful earthquake said on Monday that they were running out of food, and that two days after the quake they had seen no sign of outside assistance. “We have no shelter, no food and all the bodies are scattered around,” said Parbati Dhakal, a woman from Saurpani, an ethnic Gurka village at the quake’s center, about 50 miles northwest of the capital, Katmandu. Villagers described a landscape of destruction. There had been 1,300 houses in Saurpani, but one resident, Shankar Thapa, said, “All the houses collapsed.” Several dozen villagers walked two hours down a jungle path on Monday to the banks of the Daraudi River to bury their dead.

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Officials said on Monday the total number of dead and wounded in Ghorka was still unclear but, having had contact with most of their outlying administrators, they thought it would be “in the hundreds, not the thousands”. By late-afternoon, the overall confirmed total across the country was 3,922 dead and nearly 7,180 injured, with a further 85 dead in India. An avalanche triggered by the quake killed 18 people at Mount Everest’s base camp, while 85 people were killed in India and China. “It is not just the buildings that are in ruins. Nepal earthquake: Rural regions prepare for the worst - BBC News. Nepal's Kathmandu valley treasures: Before and after - BBC News. Nepal quake: What is the world doing to help? - BBC News. Nepal earthquake: How are climbers being evacuated from Everest? - BBC News.

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