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Not out of danger yet. Kathmandu viewed from space by Pléiades, before and after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake : Airbus Defence and Space. Home > News > Kathmandu viewed from space by Pléiades, before and after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake Following Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday, Airbus Defence and Space has acquired Pléiades satellites imagery to support the International Charter (Space and Major Disasters) and the Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

Kathmandu viewed from space by Pléiades, before and after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake : Airbus Defence and Space

Post-quake development in epicentre of April 25 temblor. Locals of Barpak village rebuilding their own houses as no government help was forthcoming.

Post-quake development in epicentre of April 25 temblor

Photo: Rajesh Gurung/THT Business Nepse surges by 2.55pc Increased attraction to the stocks of commercial b... Opinion Life lessons from earthquake No matter how much we criticise the government and... Science & Technology Nepal earthquake anniversary: What’s cooking up underground? There were no foreshocks or any other significant ... Barpak (Gorkha), April 23 The great earthquake of April 25, last year caused huge loss of life and property in Barpak, but the residents here are lucky in the sense that unlike other quake-damaged places, Barpak has seen more development and financial and other assistance extended by philanthropists and different organisations in the aftermath of the quake. Similarly, a newly built 2.5km ring road developed by World Food Programme around Barpak village has proved a boon to the villagers here.

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‘30,000 plus tremors in 365 days’

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Nepal Three schools running classes at one temporary learning centre Ever since the April Earthquake flattened school b...

Quake-induced geohazards

Sports Anfield stunned as old friend Benitez conjures comeback The Kop never forget their own and Rafa Benitez re... Business Nepse surges by 2.55pc Increased attraction to the stocks of commercial b... : The April 25 earthquake and its powerful May 12 aftershock not only damaged the man-made structures and buildings but also induced geohazards including landslides and avalanches in the affected region. The Gorkha earthquake sequence affected sources of water and blocked streams and rivers at many places. Several valley-blocking landslides were reported from Myagdi to Dolakha.

One year on: 2016

After the earthquake and blockade, the winter. Next Steps: after earthquake, the monsoon. Radar Shows Kathmandu Area Uplifted 5 Feet by Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake. Before-and-after photographs of Nepal’s Langtang Valley, showing the near-complete destruction of Langtang village due to a massive landslide caused by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake.

Radar Shows Kathmandu Area Uplifted 5 Feet by Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake

Photos from 2012 (pre-quake) and 2015 (post-quake). Credits: David Breahshears/GlacierWorks Distribution of landslides from the 2015 Nepal Gorkha earthquake relative to the Earth surface deformation field. Purple dots indicate locations of 4,312 mapped landslides. Quake-hit Nepal formally begins reconstruction. A foreign delegate photographs damaged buildings at the Basantapur Durbar Square heritage site in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Quake-hit Nepal formally begins reconstruction

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Scientists pinpoint unbroken section of Nepal fault line and show why Himalayas grow. An international team of scientists has shed new light on the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April 2015, killing more than 8,000 people.

Scientists pinpoint unbroken section of Nepal fault line and show why Himalayas grow

A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows that a kink in the regional fault line below Nepal explains why the highest mountains in the Himalayas are seen to grow between earthquakes. This kink has created a ramp 20km below the surface, with material constantly being pushed up and raising the height of the mountains. The researchers, from the UK's Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET), as well as academics from the USA and France, also demonstrate that the rupture on the fault stopped 11km below Kathmandu. Stirred, not shaken. On National Earthquake Safety Day, it is worth remembering that 25 April 2015 was not the Big One everyone had feared.

Stirred, not shaken

That one is yet to come. Every year, Nepal has been marking 15 January as National Earthquake Safety Day to commemorate the 1934 magnitude 8.3 quake epicentred in Okhaldhunga that killed 10,000 people in Kathmandu Valley. After last April’s disaster, we probably don’t need to be reminded of the devastation earthquakes can cause.

But it may be well worth remembering that April was not the Big One everybody had feared — that one is still coming. It has been accepted wisdom that there is a Great Earthquake in Kathmandu every 80 years and the next big one is due any day. First aftershock of new year, epicentre in Sindhupalchok. Travel Sky is the limit Pablito Perazzoli skydives in Balewa and lives to ...

First aftershock of new year, epicentre in Sindhupalchok

Sports Aussems says won’t renew contract as Nepal football coach Nepal national football team's coach Patrick Ausse... Nepal Breakthrough on Sunday, claims Dahal UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said... KATHMANDU: A tremor was felt in Sindhupalchok district of central Nepal in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Magnitude-5.5 fresh earthquake shakes west Nepal. Nepal Avalanche Carried Half the Force of an Atomic Bomb. NEW DELHI — The avalanche that buried the popular hiking village of Langtang in Nepal this past spring struck with about half the force of an atomic bomb, according to a study published this week in the journal Science. A strong earthquake on April 25 touched off the avalanche, sending stone, earth and snow cascading down onto the village, which was crowded with backpackers, guides and their families.

About 350 people were killed, many of them foreign tourists. Government to hand over Rs 200K to half a million families. Dec 16, 2015- The government has revised the guidelines to hand out grant assistance of Nrs 200000 each to around 500, 000 families whose houses were completely destroyed by the earthquake. The old provisions barred the quake affected families of urban and rural areas to obtain grant after obtaining concessional loans amounting to Nrs 2.5 million and 1.5 million respectively.

The revised guidelines makes families eligibile to receive both grant amount and concessional loans for reconstruction. Affected families can now obtain the grant amount with an additional loan of Nrs 300,000 at 2% interest rate. However, concessional loans will only be provided after fulfilling bank’s collateral requirements. The grant amount will be distributed by Federal Affairs and Local Development Ministry whereas technical aspects like house-map and design will be monitored by Ministry of Urban Development. Reconstruction Bill passed unopposed.

Dec 17, 2015- The Legislature-Parliament endorsed the Reconstruction Authority Bill on Wednesday, almost eight months after the devastating April 25 earthquake, paving the way for the formation of the National Reconstruction Authority to carry out post-earthquake reconstruction in 31 affected districts.The bill on Wednesday was endorsed unopposed even though eight Madhes-based parties on Tuesday had protested against the government move of tabling it along with the Constitution Amendment Bill.

Marshals had confined the lawmakers from the agitating Madhes-based parties to a corner of Parliament to facilitate the government to table the bills on Tuesday.All the lawmakers present in the House voted in favour of the bill while three lawmakers from Nepal Sadbhawana Party, Tharuhat Tarai Party and Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party stayed neutral.The Sushil Koirala-led government in August had formed the National Reconstruction Authority through an ordinance.

How NRA will function. Bordering on helplessness. Time seems to have stopped at Kodari and Zhangmu, the once-bustling trading towns on either side of the border between Nepal and China ever since the April earthquake brought boulders the size of houses crashing down here. The Friendship Bridge across the Bhote Kosi is damaged and lifeless. It is noon in Nepal, but 2:45 PM across on the Chinese side 25m away. Khasa, the Nepali name for Zhangmu, was evacuated four days after the April earthquake, and seven months later the residents and businessmen still haven’t returned to this town with its multi-storey buildings clinging to the mountainside. Bigger Earthquakes May Be Coming to Nepal. Nepal earthquake led to fewer landslides. 5.3 ML quake shakes Kathmandu Valley. World French PM Valls says chemical warfare risk not ruled out France could face the risk of chemical or bacteria...

Environment Climate change could slash polar bear numbers 30% by 2050 Polar bears look set to see their numbers dwindle ... KATHMANDU: A strong jolt of local magnitude 5.3 was felt across the Kathmandu Valley and neighbouring districts at 10 am on Thursday. Why was the Nepali earthquake so devastating? Because of its government’s political failings. Light aftershock recorded after 14 days, epicentre in Rasuwa - The Himalayan Times. Claire Burkert: Looking at "Himalayan style" following the earthquake in Nepal. The heart of the matter, part 3. At least two tremors rattle Kathmandu as aftershocks count 375. Boulder Geologist Captured Nepal's April Quake Down To The Millimeter. 2,000 widows. Risk of future Nepal-India earthquake increases - BBC News. There is an increased risk of a future major earthquake in an area that straddles the west of Nepal and India, scientists warn.

New data has revealed that the devastating quake that hit Nepal in April did not release all of the stress that had built up underground, and has pushed some of it westwards. The research is published in the journals Nature Geoscience and Science. Its authors say more monitoring is now needed in this area. Prof Jean-Philippe Avouac, from the University of Cambridge, told BBC News: "This is a place that needs attention, and if we had an earthquake today, it would be a disaster because of the density of population not just in western Nepal but also in northern India, in the Gangetic plain. " The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal earlier this year killed about 9,000 people, and left many thousands more injured and homeless. Light but violent tremor hits Valley, NSC revises epicentre to downtown Kathmandu. Stealing from the ruins. Resurrecting Kasthamandap. Two month flashback. Move us. Quake likely to push 982,000 people back into poverty.

Less than 48pc relief, rescue fund spent. Significant jolt of ML4.4 wakes up Kathmandu Valley, epicentre in Kirtipur. 2 earthquakes hit Nepal, 313 aftershocks so far. IRIS Earthquake Browser - NEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION.

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Human trafficking. Villages, remote communities and hill districts. Everest, Langtang, mountaineering and tourism. Photographs. Positive Stories of Nepal. Déjà vu for Tibet’s refugees. How to help Nepal: 7 vetted charities doing relief work following the earthquake. Nepal earthquake: what the thousands of victims share is that they are poor. The Nepal quake: a Google Earth tour of the destruction — the team. Don’t rush to Nepal to help. Read this first. Donate to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. The Himalayan Times (Mobile) BBC Blogs - College of Journalism - Reporting Nepal: In the end, events were all that mattered.

BBC Blogs - College of Journalism - Reporting Nepal: One man, his mobile kit and the battle to connect. BBC Blogs - College of Journalism - Nepal earthquake: Why truth was a casualty in rush to formulaic coverage.

Nepal schools after the quakes

Second Quake 12 May. Situation normal, all fouled up. After a Massive Earthquake, Rebuilding it Right in Nepal. An unnatural disaster. Aid in aftermath. Information: UN, government contacts and statistics. Nepal Needs More Than Tarps for Reconstruction  OpEd: Giving Money Is Easy. Here's What Nepal Really Needs. Monsoon rains increase risks of landslides in Nepal. Traffic resumes on damaged highways. On the Ground in Nepal: 3rd Update from AJWS Staff - Global VoicesGlobal Voices.

Destruction of Nepal’s temples puts spiritual culture at risk.