GORKHA, Oct 15: The reconstruction of government buildings in Barpak, Gorkha, that were severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake, has been picking up pace of late.

ISLAMABAD, Sept 25: The death toll from an earthquake in Pakistan on Tuesday has risen to 37, the Mirpur divisional commissioner, Muhammad Tayyab, said on Wednesday.

Earthquake in Tanahu

September 17, 2019 13:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was felt in Lamjung.

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

Protected together

September 12, 2019 00:30 am

WHO South-East Asia Region’s health ministers have made a bold commitment to adopting a five-year plan to scale up emergency preparedness and response

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.

Understanding disability

August 31, 2019 01:05 am

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.

July 31: A strong earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador early on Wednesday, though emergency services said there were no initial reports of significant damage.

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.

ATHENS, July 19:  A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook the Greek capital Athens on Friday, sending people running from buildings in panic, witnesses said.

GORKHA, July 19: When the devastating earthquake hit the country on April 2015, around 58,000 people in Gorkha had received the red card for damaged houses in the beginning.

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SINGAPORE, July 14: An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck southeast of the city of Ternate on Sunday, in the Moluccas in the eastern area of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

SINGAPORE, July 14: An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck west of the beach resort of Broome, Australia, the United States Geological Survey said on Sunday.

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.

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KATHMANDU, July 6: A tremor was felt in Kathmandu valley and its surrounding areas at around 4.15 pm on Saturday.

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RIDGECREST, July 5: Residents were assessing the damage and cleaning up the mess on Friday left by the strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 25 years, with quaking felt by more than 20 million people from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

LOS ANGELES, July 5: The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks.

SINGAPORE, July 4: An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck northwest of Canada’s Vancouver island, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Thursday.

June 26: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck on the border between Panama and Costa Rica on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

SOLUKHUMBU, June 23: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has approved the budget for the reconstruction of 54 monasteries of Solukhumbu which were destroyed by the catastrophic earthquake of 2015.

TOKYO, June 19: A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan’s northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings.

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JAKARTA, June 17: An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck in eastern Indonesia on Monday, the European monitoring agency said, but there were no immediate report of any casualties or damage.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Police have arrested ‘astrologer’ Arjun Chhetri on Tuesday from Gaushala. A special team of Metropolitan Police Range arrested Chhetri for spreading a rumor of earthquake through social media.

SAN SALVADOR, May 30: An earthquake measured at 6.6 magnitude struck off the coast of El Salvador early on Thursday, though emergency services in the Central American country said there were no initial reports of significant damage.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has earmarked Rs 141 billion in the new budget for post-earthquake-recovery programs across the earthquake-affected districts. The amount is Rs 15 billion less than than the funds sought by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).

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LIMA, May 27: A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death.

Strong earthquake hits Peru: USGS

May 26, 2019 14:10 pm

LONDON, May 26: An earthquake with a magnitude of as much as 7.5 stuck northern Peru, the United States Geological Survey reported on Sunday.

Save the open space

May 26, 2019 02:00 am

As open spaces continue to shrink and big houses are blossoming around, there is less chance of surviving if an earthquake of a big magnitude hits Kathmandu again

TOKYO, May 25: A medium-strength earthquake hit eastern Japan on Saturday, NHK national television said, causing buildings to shake in Tokyo hours before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Then & now

May 24, 2019 08:51 am

Many houses in the earthquake-affected villages of Sindhupalchok have finally been reconstructed. And while this comes as a respite for the locals, they also confess that the brick and mortar structures that have replaced ones with traditional architecture have made the villages lose their charm and uniqueness.

KATHMANDU, May 17: An aftershock of Gorkha earthquake jolted Dhadhing and its adjoining districts on Friday afternoon.

IN PICTURES: Life goes on

May 10, 2019 13:17 pm

BARPAK, May 10: Barpak, a village situated in the Northern part of Gorkha, was the epicenter of 2015’s earthquakes. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed and injured many people and left all the families residing in the quaint village homeless. Locals claim that almost 1500 houses were destroyed.

We still have a lot more with us

May 6, 2019 19:00 pm

Prior to the April 25 Earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes in Nepal, I had already received the Invitation to participate in the World Conference of Science Journalists 2015 (WCSJ2015) to be organized in Seoul, South Korea.

DHADING, May 3: The deadly earthquake which shook the nation four years ago rendered tens of thousands of people homeless. Especially, the houses in the rural parts were damaged more.

Memories of home

April 26, 2019 09:40 am

Life hasn’t been the same for residents of Barpak in Gorkha after the earthquakes of 2015. It’s been four years and they are still in the process of rebuilding their lives. However, the locals fondly talk about the Barpak that is etched on their minds even as tremors continue to remind them of the calamity that changed their lives.

GORKHA, April 26: Only 30 houses out of 138 proposed to resettle the quake victims in Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality ward number 5-Lamachaur have been constructed.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Reconstruction of a total 61.9-km stretch of five earthquakes damaged rural roads have been completed in the last four years, said the Central Project Implementation Unit (Grants Management and Local Infrastructure).

GORKHA, April 25: Only 30 houses out of 138 proposed to resettle the quake victims in Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality ward number 5-Lamachaur have been constructed.

SINDHULI, April 25: Local representatives in Sindhuli have blamed the hectic process and negligence from technical staff for the delay in the reconstruction of houses damaged by the ravaging earthquake of 2015.

Time for reckoning

April 25, 2019 02:00 am

Four years after earthquakes

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KATHMANDU, April 24: Kathmandu and neighboring districts were hit by two earthquakes early morning today. The first jolt took place at 6:29 AM.