The devastating April 25 earthquake in Nepal flattened houses and destroyed people's personal belongings, leaving many rural Nepal villagers homeless. Cracked cement made some of the roads impassable for smaller cars and bikes. The death toll from the quake has risen to 7,366 and 14,500 have been wounded, Nepal's government said.
If we look back on the mainstream media reports covering the earthquake in Nepal in the days directly following the event, it would be natural to conclude the devastation primarily affected the people on Mount Everest. People like climber...Show More Summary
On Friday, April 24, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck just before noon local time about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal. It was around 20 times more powerful than the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. Kathmandu, the capital...Show More Summary
UNICEF is working to help more than 1.7 million children affected by the disaster.
On the third day after the earthquake, the village of Swarathok buried its dead. The aftershocks were less frequent and less powerful. The initial chaos and fear had given way to grief and anxiety. The men, women and children of theShow More Summary
Bhaktapur is an ancient city, full of decayed splendor and cultural treasures from Buddhist and Hindu worshippers who settled as early as the 13th century. Now it lies savaged by the earthquake that struck Nepal last week. The quakeShow More Summary
Last week, Israel took criticism for sending a contingent of doctors and search-and-rescue specialists to Nepal to participate in the earthquake relief efforts. Read that again. There is no “not” in between “for” and “sending.” The Israel...Show More Summary
Despite the devastating earthquake that recently rocked Nepal, the Warner Bros. blockbuster San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson is still hitting theaters at the end of the month. The studio is, however, making sure its worldwide marketing campaign is modified in order to be more sensitive to those dealing with the aftermath of the natural disaster. Show More Summary
While humanitarian groups have prioritized giving food and water to those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, another vital form of aid has been overlooked in the disaster's aftermath: sanitary pads. That's why advocacyShow More Summary
Japan has taken an almost literal approach to the Milan Expo 2015 theme "Feeding the planet, energy for life" with a three dimensional wooden pavilion that models a traditional Japanese ceramic Utsuwa bowl. Inside this bowl, designed by Atsushi in the a
Welcome to another week of news! The death toll from the earthquake that hit Nepal is now over 7,000. This video shot from a drone shows the extent of the devastation. There are reports that red tape is slowing aid from getting to the areas that need it the most, even as survivors are still … Continue reading News in Asia
Directed not by Disaster Porn Lord Roland Emmerich but by Brad Peyton, action film San Andreas asks “What if all the earthquakes happened?” and then drops the mic. Yipes. Read more...
"This whole chunk of land will be decimated...!" Warner Bros has debuted a third trailer for San Andreas, the big earthquake movie starring Dwayne Johnson they've been building up for a summer release. We've already seen two good trailers...Show More Summary
On Saturday, a huge earthquake hit Nepal. Iestyn Richards-Rees, a 28-year-old from West Wales, was on Mount Everest when it happened.
The small but fast-growing population, despite a lack of well-established community institutions, has used technology and social media to help its homeland.
BIDUR, Nepal (AP) - Celebrations of Buddha's birthday in Nepal were muted on Monday, as the faithful turned their prayers to loved ones lost in the country's massive earthquake and worries that the tragedy might be the start of a much...Show More Summary
I’m sitting in a field in a country I’ve been in for two days surrounded by people whose language I don’t speak.
We, in Nepal today, are injured people. We are all injured -- some through bodily damage, many through the loss of loved ones, and many more through the loss of properties -- even more through the shock of the ongoing earthquakes. We have lost much. Show More Summary
Arches allows quick surveys of damaged sites, making the restoration process easier. After a 7.9 magnitude earthquake last week, the situation in Nepal is grim. At least 6,000 people are confirmed dead, and in many villages outside of Kathmandu, survivors are still waiting for aid. Show More Summary
When a massive earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, it created seismic waves that traveled around the world in a matter of minutes, propagating swiftly through Earth’s crust and mantle to rattle seismic stations in the US. The Nepal quake was devastating, but the fact that it was felt 8,000 miles away is actually not unusual. Read more...