GAYAN, Afghanistan, June 23: A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes and killing at least 1,000 people. The disaster posed a new test for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and relief agencies already struggling with the country’s multiple humanitarian crises.
KABUL, June 22: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed 920 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages.
KATHMANDU, May 4: An earthquake has been recorded in Jumla district today, the National Seismological Research Center said. The tremor measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale and with its epicenter at Narakot of Jumla occurred at 9:57 AM today.
TOKYO, March 17: A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday evening, triggering a tsunami advisory and plunging more than 2 million homes in the Tokyo area into darkness.
LAMJUNG, Feb 22: Another earthquake has shaken Lamjung district in Gandaki province. According to the National Earthquake Measurement and Research Center, an earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale struck Besisahar Municipality-10 at 2:22 last night.
KABUL, Jan 18: At least 26 people have been killed after an earthquake struck western Afghanistan, media reports said. Hundreds of homes were damaged in the western Badghis province, bordering Turkmenistan, after the 5.3-magnitude earthquake on Monday, Al Jazeera reported.
BAITADI, Dec 30: Tremors of earthquake were felt in hilly districts of the Sudurpaschim Province including Baitadi. The quake, which struck at 12:53 am last night, shook parts of Baitadi, Darchula and other districts.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The reconstruction work of 30 heritage sites located at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square that was damaged in 2015 earthquake has been completed. The reconstruction work, which was halted due to COVID-19, is now in full swing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.