KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Minister for Urban Development Ram Kumari Jhakri has stressed on the need for ancestors to pass on their skills and knowledge to the next generation.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: A 4.3 magnitude aftershock from the 7.6 magnitude Gorkha earthquake occurred early morning today with its epicenter at Manabu in Gorkha district, said the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre. The aftershock took place at 4:09 am.

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct 7: At least 20 people were killed and more than 200 injured when an earthquake struck southern Pakistan, Disaster Management Authority Director General Naseer Nasir said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The building of Namuna Machhindra Secondary School that was severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake has been reconstructed with the financial assistance from Japan.

LES CAYES, Haiti, August 18: Haitian officials raised the death toll from a deadly weekend earthquake by more than 500 on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt to search and rescue efforts, a delay that fed growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless.

KATHMANDU, As many as 558 instances of tremors were felt in the country as it is geologically located in the earthquake prone zone, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre (NEMRC), Lainchaur.

LAMJUNG, May 20: Tremors were felt 86 times in 24 hours amidst the fear of the coronavirus infection in the hill district, Lamjung. The earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale with its epicenter at Bhulbhule of Marsyangdi Rural Municipality had struck at 5.42AM on Wednesday.

POKHARA, May 19: Seven houses collapsed in Lamjung district when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck this morning. Three villagers were injured by the quake.

KATHMANDU, May 19: A powerful earthquake rattled various parts of the country including Kathmandu Valley early morning Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Looking at the exterior of the Dharahara, it seems as if the construction of the tower has been completed. With golden beads decorated at the top, a balcony that overlooks the valley on the 20th floor, a fresh coat of white paint, and colorful lights all over the tower, the Dharahara seems to be complete. However, the tower is far from completion.

INDIA, April 28: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck Assam, India, on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The sixth memorial day of the Gorkha Earthquake that occurred six years ago is being observed on Sunday by conducting various awareness programs while maintaining health safety standards. On the occasion, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has organized workshops regarding the impacts of earthquakes, the lessons learned and the achievements made so far by the agency. According to the NRA Joint-spokesperson Manohar Ghimire, work papers will be presented at the program and experts will comment on them as well.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Tremors were felt in eastern parts of Nepal after an earthquake measuring 5.4 magnitude struck near Sikkim's capital in Gantok, India on Monday night.

JAKARTA, Jan 18: A powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island last week has killed at least 81 people and displaced more than 19,000, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said, as search and rescue efforts continued on Monday.

JAKARTA, Jan 17: At least 73 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country.

JAKARTA, Jan 17: At least 56 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country.

MAMUJU, Indonesia, Jan 16: Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered rescuers after a strong earthquake left at least 46 people dead and hundreds injured on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.

JAKARTA, Jan 16: A powerful earthquake killed at least 42 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi on Friday, trapping several under rubble and unleashing dozens of aftershocks as authorities warned of more quakes that could trigger a tsunami.

JAKARTA, Jan 15: A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed at least seven people, injured hundreds and damaged many buildings on Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said, as panicked residents fled to safer areas.

11,000 quake-hit houses rebuilt in Rasuwa

November 10, 2020 14:16 pm

The landless squatters are yet to begin reconstructing their houses owing to financial crunch

ISTANBUL, Nov 2: A three-year-old girl was rescued from a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Monday, officials said, nearly three days after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea region which has killed 81 people.

IZMIR, Turkey, Oct 31: Nineteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands.

The credit for the success of reconstruction process solely goes to the earthquake survivors themselves who managed the money by borrowing loans from various sources.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: A powerful earthquake rattled various parts of the country including Kathmandu Valley early morning Wednesday.

Two weeks have passed since 25 April: the date that has stayed in Nepalis’ memory as one of the darkest days in our history. These past couple of weeks, I cannot help but be emotional thinking back to what we suffered five years ago. The unexpected earthquakes stuck Nepal killing over 9,000 people, destroying over $4 billion dollars’ worth in infrastructure, turning our proud heritage into rubbles and crippling the country in more ways than we can imagine. In that desperate time, as the numbers of dead continued to rise and the aftershocks terrorized us for weeks, we suffered as one nation. The pain was the same. And so was the hope.

DUBAI, May 8: Two people died and 38 were injured when a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Iran in the early hours of Friday and people fled their homes in panic, state television reported.

GORKHA, April 24: Five years have shot by since a major earthquake hit Nepal. Gorkha -- the epicenter of the earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale -- was almost completely destroyed by that earthquake in April 2015. Five years since that day, Gorkha now wears a different look.

The global coronavirus pandemic has been spreading rapidly across the world, changing its epicenter with time.

BOISE, Idaho, April 1: An earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking.

UNITED STATES, March 25: U.S. authorities put out tsunami warnings on Wednesday after an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck off Russia’s Kuril Islands, but meteorological officials in Japan issued no alerts, although they said there might be slight tidal changes.

ZAGREB, Croatia, March 22: A large earthquake struck north of the Croatian capital Zagreb on Sunday, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said, damaging buildings, sending many people into the streets, burying vehicles in rubble and causing several fires.

On our own again

March 20, 2020 09:45 am

We had an earthquake and our government was nowhere to be found for a few days while we, the people, were helping each other out. We had a blockade and we were left to go searching for cooking gas and fuel in the black market while the government was, as usual, busy doing nothing. And now, with the coronavirus pandemic, our government is once again ill-prepared to tackle the spread of the virus and it seems like, as always, it does not have any plans to help us if we face the same crisis that other countries around the world have been fighting for a while now.

KATHMANDU, March 10: The reconstruction of historical Dharahara that was devastated by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake is gaining momentum in a way to complete it by mid-September 2020.

SINDHULI, Mar 1: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has distributed over nine billion rupees as housing reconstruction grant to the quake victims in Sindhuli over the last four years. According to the authority, 70 percent of reconstruction work in the district has been completed.

This week in history

February 27, 2020 08:05 am

An earthquake of 6.7 Richter scale hit Athens, the capital of Greece, killing 16 people and rendering many others injured.

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb 23: Eight people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said.

Mild tremor hits Bajura Wednesday night

February 20, 2020 11:03 am

BAJURA, Feb 20: An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck Bajura on Wednesday night.

LALITPUR, Feb 13: Four years have passed since the Gorkha earthquake and some 6,000 private houses are still to be reconstructed inside Lalitpur Metropolitan City.

HAVANA, Jan 29: A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no reports of casualties or heavy damage.

Earthquake rattles Bajura

January 28, 2020 13:12 pm

MARTADI, Jan 28: An earthquake was felt in Bajura today morning. The Seismological Centre Kathmandu stated that the tremor that occurred at 7.59am measured 4.2 in the Richter scale.

ELAZIG, Turkey, Jan 26: Rescue teams working through the night in sub-zero temperatures pulled 45 people from collapsed buildings, Turkey’s disaster authority said on Sunday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake in the country’s east rose to 31.

ELAZIG, TurkeyJan 25: A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing at least 20 people and collapsing buildings in towns near the center of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighboring countries.

SINDHULI, Jan 22: It has been 56 months since the devastating earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit the country in 2015. In Sindhuli, not more than 55 percent of reconstruction works have completed, as per the data of the National Reconstruction Authority.

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is marking its fourth anniversary tomorrow. It is said the Authority set up after the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake has completed 83 percent of the reconstruction works related to the private houses and other sectors, and the remaining work is ongoing in an expeditious manner.

Dec 25: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck 177 km (109.98 miles) west of Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

‘Neerphul’ gets its release date

December 18, 2019 20:10 pm

Nepali movie 'Neerphul' is going to be released on March 13, 2020. According to a press statement released by journalist/director Phulman Bal, the movie depicts the love story of a family affected by earthquake.

DEC 15: A powerful earthquake struck near the Philippines city of Davao on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the latest tremor to strike the southern part of the country in recent months, but there was no threat of a tsunami.

LONDON, Dec 3 :  A magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

LONDON, Dec 3 :  A magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale shook Kathmandu and surrounding areas late Wednesday.