TOKYO, Jan 1: Tsunami waves over a metre high hit central Japan on Monday after a series of powerful earthquakes that damaged homes, closed highways and prompted authorities to urge people to run to higher ground.
Nepal is a land of magnificent landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Unfortunately, it is also a region highly susceptible to seismic activity. The region has a long history of earthquakes, with devastating events like the 2015 Gorkha earthquake still etched in the collective memory.
KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The National Concern and Coordination Committee under the National Assembly has directed the government to distribute relief materials to the people affected by the Jajarkot earthquake that took place on Friday night through a one-door system.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck Saturday off the southern Philippine coast, prompting many villagers to flee their homes in panic around midnight after Philippine authorities issued a tsunami warning.
JAJARKOT, Nov 28: With the heavy loss of damages to physical properties, mostly the buildings, as a result of the Jajarkot earthquake that occurred on November 3, the new mothers, senior citizens and children are severely affected.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The provincial government has taken responsibility for rebuilding government and public structures damaged by the Jajarkot earthquake, according to Minister of Economic Affairs and Planning Bedraj Singh.
JAJARKOT, Nov 23: The earthquake that occurred on last November 3 with its epicenter around Barekot rural municipality-1, Ramidanda of Jajarkot has caused damages to 54 police offices in Karnali province.
JAJARKOT, Nov 22: The District Administration Office (DAO), Jajarkot, has started working from makeshift structures after an earthquake damaged the building it was operating from. An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale and with its epicenter at Ramidanda of Barekot Rural Municipality-1 struck Jajarkot on November 3.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: A team of engineers appointed by the government has recommended the relocation of settlements in the municipalities of Jajarkot and Rukum West, deeming them unsafe. In their report, submitted upon returning to Kathmandu, the team proposes a government-led initiative to reinforce all houses in Jajarkot and West Rukum due to their precarious conditions.
KARNALI, Nov 20: The Karnali Province Committee of the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to mobilize a total of 3,100 volunteers to support the quake-affected people in the districts of Jajarkot, Rukum Paschim and Salyan.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Jajarkot and Rukum East, the government's swift action in collecting a substantial relief fund of Rs 152.80 million is commendable. However, the urgency now lies not just in disbursing immediate relief to the victims but in ensuring that this substantial fund is utilized judiciously for the long-term benefit of those affected.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an emergency appeal for augmenting the relief and response initiatives for the victims of the recent earthquake in Jajarkot.
TRIBENI (Rukum West), Nov 12: The November 3 earthquake-stricken Rukum West received a shipment of 2,632 tents on Saturday. Assistant Chief District Officer of Rukum West, Prabesh Badhuwal, confirmed this.
LAMIDANDA (Jajarkot), Nov 11: Despite the district disaster management committee claiming that relief materials have reached the genuine earthquake victims in Jajarkot, the victims have complained of being deprived of the materials.
KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal to raise 5 million Swiss Francs (equivalent to Rs 739 million) to scale up relief and response efforts of the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS).
KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Vice President Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav has announced that he will donate an amount equal to his one month's salary for the earthquake victims in Jajarkot and Rukum West. The donated amount will be deposited to the Prime Minister's Disaster Relief Fund.
KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter Scale jolted Jajarkot at 11:47 PM on Friday night, severely affecting the remote hill district as well as neighboring Rukum West causing physical and human loss.
KATHMANDU, Nov 8: CARE Nepal, a humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, has joined hands with the government and local partners to provide immediate relief and support to the quake victims of Jajarkot and Rukum West, with a particular focus on women and people with disabilities.
An emergency requires an extraordinary response in any field. This emergency arises due to natural or man-made disasters. Although 80 percent of natural disasters occur in the world, Nepal experiences all types of natural disasters except volcanic activity.
BAJURA, Nov 7: On Tuesday, at 12:58 PM, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4 on the Richter scale was recorded, with epicenter from the Raya area within the Himali Rural Municipality in the northeastern part of Bajura district.