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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TIRANA/DURRES, Albania, Nov 27: At least 21 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to strike Albania in decades shook the capital Tirana and the country’s west and north on Tuesday, tearing down buildings and burying residents under rubble.
DHULIKHEL, Nov 4: Krishna Prasad Dhital, 48 of Dhulikhel municipality with his family is preparing to move into his newly-constructed home within this week. He has constructed the two-room home with an investment of Rs 1 million of which, Rs 300,000 was provided by the government as subsidy. “Had it not been for the grant, we would face financial problems and the reconstruction would be pushed back,” Dhital said.
The year 2015/16 was proved to be a great depression year to Nepal. During this period, Nepal was facing earthquake and the scary aftershocks on the one hand and the blockade at the Nepal-India border on the other. And all these incidents were creating a scarcity of petroleum products in Nepal
BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 1: Floods and landslides displaced a total of 1045 families in Panchapuri, Birendranagar, Bheriganga, and Barahatal areas in 2014. Even though the government instantly promised to resettle the victim families, they are still living in a makeshift hut in the nearby jungles. This has taken a toll on their health and the overall progress in life.
Parents please don’t make a face just yet. This is a very important topic. When I start to talk for the rights of people with disability, I often get asked if someone in my family has some form of disability because I do not have any disability. Without my glasses, I would be one. Let us face it. Challenges to a person’s health can happen to anyone, at any age and at any time. Just remember those people impacted by the earthquake. They were abled people before. Now within a very short time they have become people with disability. Their lives have changed.
TOKYO, Aug. 29: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck off the eastern coast of Aomori Prefecture, the northernmost prefecture on Japan's main island Honshu, media reports said on Thursday quoting the government agencies of Japan.
KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A total of Rs 276.3 billion has been spent on post-earthquake reconstruction that includes government buildings, educational institutions, health centers and archeological heritages, among others.
JAKARTA, Aug 3: A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java has killed at least one person and briefly displaced more than 1,000 coastal-dwellers who feared a tsunami, Indonesia’s disaster agency said on Saturday.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 31: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has finally released funds for the reconstruction of quake-destroyed Gumbas (Buddhist monasteries) in Sindhupalchowk, four years after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.
JAKARTA, July 8: A strong subsea earthquake late Sunday night caused panic in parts of eastern Indonesia and triggered a tsunami warning that was later lifted. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.