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Nepal Jolted by 7.3M Earthquake Again Today (Photos)

#EarthquakeAgain : Don't Panic. Be Alert,Be Safe!! Here are the safety tips RT & Share to all @KKRiders @iamsrk pic.twitter.com/BrhKk0WqRU — KKRiders Fan Club (@KKRidersFanClub) May 12, 2015 Mother Earth’s fury is daunting Nepal which was hit today by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake for the second time in 18 days after the April 25 devastating quake. While the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake ...

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Nepal Quake Pushed Kathmandu Valley Up by 80cm: Survey

The change tectonic plates that triggered the Neap earthquake on Aprl 25 resulted in the altitude of the Kathmandu Valley getting elevated by 80 cm, said authorities based on some quick surveys. “The altitude of the valley increased by 80 cm as the Indian tectonic plate moved further to the Tibetan plate during the quake,” said Madhu Sudan Adhikari, director ...

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4 Men Saved in Nepal Quake Caught Beneath Debris, Thanks to NASA Device FINDER

Four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued in Nepal thanks to a new search-and-rescue technology developed in partnership by NASA in partnership with other agencies. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have ...

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Will Uttarakhand Next to Experience Nepal-like Earthquake?

The fear psychology knows no bounds and now some geologists who had warned about “a great earthquake” that devastated Nepal on April 25 have turned their attention to Uttarakhand saying it has all the potential to experience similar earthquake. “The landscape and erosion rate patterns suggest that the decollement beneath Uttarakhand provides a sufficiently large and coherent fault segment capable ...

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Facebook Succeeds to Raise $10 million for Nepal Quake Victims

In its first ever effort to launch rescue operations, Facebook has raised $10 million from nearly 5 lakh people and the money along with the company’s own contribution of $2 million , making it a total of $12 million. The money will be given to support the International Medical Corps relief effort in Nepal. Facebook started anew a Donate Button ...

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Nepal quake toll rises to 6,621; Victims return to homes

The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal has risen to 6,621, the home ministry said on Saturday. The new deaths were reported after more bodies were pulled out from quake-hit sites. Among the dead, the number of the women is significantly high, police said. Nepalese Army chief Gen. Gaurav Sumsher Rana on Friday told media persons that toll ...

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Life slowly returning to normalcy in Nepal after quake

Life in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu is slowly moving towards normalcy on Wednesday after the Himalayan nation was hit by a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale on April 25. Over 600 aftershocks of relatively low intensity created fear among the public. However, the aftershocks have stopped repeating from Tuesday. Some shops opened on Wednesday morning and vehicles were ...

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Check Authenticity Before Giving Donations: Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala, who has roots in Nepal, is saddened by the machinations of some people who are trying to make money by misusing relief funds meant for earthquake-hit Nepal. The actress has advised people to be cautious of such organisations. “I have been warned that a lot of organisations would be misusing this situation so I request every one who ...

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Facebook Messenger launches free VOIP video calls, India not in list

Facebook Messenger has launched free VOIP video calling over cellular and wi-fi connections on iOS and Android platforms, which will be available in the US, Canada, England and 15 other countries but omitting India for now. With 600 million Messenger users and 1.44 billion on Facebook, the new VOIP video feature has a massive built-in audience. Messenger already accounts for 10 ...

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Nepal Quake Victims Turn Anger on Poor Relief Works 3 Days After

Food and water shortages sparked anger across Nepal on Monday as thousands remained in the open even two days after the country’s worst earthquake in eight decades left 3,815 dead and many more wounded, forcing Kathmandu to send out SOS for more international help. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi monitoring India’s relief efforts, New Delhi reached out to the Himalayan ...

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Rare Video Catches Everest Fall Post-Quake (Photos)

The massive 7.9M earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday but the triggered avalanche was captured live by a former soldier at the base camp on Everest and the video shows how climbers and mountaineers rushed for cover during the disastrous moments. While more than 3600 bodies have been recovered from the rubble, officials fear that the death toll could clim up ...

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How earthquakes happen?

Most earthquakes originate from compressional or tensional stresses built up at the margins of the huge moving plates that make up the earth’s surface. The immediate cause of most shallow earthquakes like in Nepal now, occuring within 70 km of the surface, is the sudden release of stress along a fault, or fracture in the earth’s crust, resulting in movement ...

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Telugu actor Vijay killed in Nepal

K. Vijay, 25, young and upcoming Telugu film actor died in the Nepal earthquake along with the unit of Telugu movie Yetakaram.com that was in Himalayan front for shooting. Music director Kishan said in Hyderabad that he received information Monday that Vijay died when they were returning from shooting. The car in which they were travelling overturned. Vijay, a character ...

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Post-Quake Do’s and Don’ts for all

Earthquake cannot be predicted with our technology prowess, hence it is better to be aware of the Do’s and Don’ts in case of an earthquake. Moreover, experts warn that India too could be the target owing to same tectonic plate that lies underneath India as Nepal’s. Here they are: – If indoors, drop to the ground. Take cover by getting ...

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Rains Predicted Over Nepal Hitting Rescue Operations

and Eastern Parts of India even as another Earth Quake of 6.8 Magnitude Occured today with its Epicenter 65 Kms East of Kathmandu Another Earth quake occurred today of 6.8 magnitude around 12.39 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) at a depth of 10 Km with its Epicentral Region located in Nepal about 65 Km east of Kathmandu. Its Latitude and ...

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World rushes aid to Nepal, death toll 2309, 6.9M Quake hits again

Another tremblor measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday causing fresh panic as rescuers pulled out bodies from debris, a day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake left over 2,300 dead and forced tens of thousands to spend the night on the streets. However, police in Nepal said on Sunday that the powerful earthquake killed 2,123 people  and ...

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Will India be the next to witness quake after Nepal: Warn experts

By Trina Joshi  In the wake of the strong 7.9 magnitude earthquake that killed over a 2,300 people in Nepal in the northern Himalayas on Saturday, experts said a temblor of equal intensity is “overdue” in northern India. “An earthquake of the same magnitude is overdue. That may happen either today or 50 years from now… in the region of ...

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Nepal president spends night in tent as residence develops cracks, PM in Indonesia

Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav spent Saturday night inside a tent after the powerful earthquake caused several cracks in his office-cum-residence. A senior presidential official told IANS that Yadav and his security guards spent the entire night inside the tent fearing that further aftershocks may damage the entire century-old building. The President’s Office was built some 150 years ago during ...

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